Financial and Business Management for the Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Financial and Business Management for the Doctor of Nursing Practice

SKU# 9780826109477


  • KT Waxman DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP

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Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Advanced Practice Nursing category

“Finally, a definitive financial management book geared to nursing professionals who need to know health care finance in non-CPA terms. Dr. Waxman has organized excellent authors who are knowledgeable about their topic and address the issues using real-life examples that make sense to nursing professionals…I am thrilled to see [that] Dr. Waxman has used her knowledge and skills in producing a book that has been on my to-do list for years.”

-Roxanne Spitzer, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Editor in Chief, Nurse Leader

Now more than ever, nurse leaders must be proficient in understanding the financial aspects of health care. This unique text, designed specifically for the DNP course in health care economics and finance, is the only book to embed economic and financial concepts in the context of nursing practice and nursing care systems. It offers a practical approach to business, finance, economics, and health policy that is designed to foster sound business and leadership skills within our complex health care system—skills that will enable the DNP graduate to improve the quality of health care delivery while reducing costs and improving outcomes.

Key Topics Covered:

Economics of health care • Insurance coverage • Reimbursement • Policy • Budgeting •Strategic planning • Quality • Data analysis • Ethics • Entrepreneurship • Marketing • Business plan development • Project management • Grant writing • Teaching financial management • Global health

Key Features:

  • Offers multiple real-life examples
  • Examines the economic and financial implications of evidence-based practice and quality improvement by focusing on ambulatory and acute care clinical research and quality initiatives
  • Enables students to understand the cost of care as it relates to the quality of care and ethics
  • Includes special section on finance for independent practitioners
  • Incorporates critical thinking questions for students at different levels
  • Addresses the required competencies designated in the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, as well as those set forth by the AONE

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 05, 2012
  • Page Count 400
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109477
  • EISBN 9780826109484

Table of Contents 

Part I: Basics of Healthcare Financial Management

Ch 1 Financing US Healthcare: Past, Present & Pending

Ch 2 The Economic Context of US Nursing Practice & Overall Healthcare

Ch 3 Insurance Coverage & Reimbursement in Acute & Non-Acute Settings

Ch 4 Acute Care Financial, Staffing & Utilization Indicators

Ch 5 Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare

Part II: Budgeting for Acute and Ambulatory Care

Ch 6 Strategic Planning & Capital Budgeting

Ch 7 Budgeting and Financial Management in Acute Care Nursing Units

Ch 8 Budgeting & Financial Management in Ambulatory care

Ch 9 Financial Statements and Terminology

Part III: Financial Management in Healthcare Settings

Ch 10 Quality Initiatives: Making the Business Case for Quality

Ch 11 Data Analysis Skills for Financial Management

Ch 12 Teaching Financial Management in Practice and Academia and Program Development

Part IV: Grant Writing, Marketing, and Global Health

Ch 13 Health Care Program Grant Writing in Acute & Ambulatory Care

Ch 14 The Nurse Entrepreneur in Practice Settings

Ch 15 Financing Nursing Care Around the World: Global Healthcare


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Financial & Business Management Tips for the DNP Student