Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders is a key health care financial management textbook designed to build the economics and financial management skills nurses and nurse leaders need to use daily. This second edition provides several new features that will add to its value as a timely and highly relevant text for RN-to-BSN, BSN, and MSN students in a variety of academic nursing programs. It is aligned with the standards established by AONE, AACN, and other health care professional organizations for economics and financial management education. The text has been significantly revised to simplify its content and to be useful within both traditional in-class formats, and hybrid and on-line distance courses and programs.

We recently talked with Dr. Penner, the book’s author, about this work. See the video below for a discussion on why she decided to write this book now, what makes it unique, and what she hopes readers will take away from it.

Interview with Susan Penner, "Economics & Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders"

About the Author: Susan J. Penner, MN, MPA, DrPH, RN, CNL, is on the faculty of the School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco, where she teaches courses on health care financial management, instructional design, program planning and evaluation, informatics and epidemiology/E-B practice courses for the CNL and Health Systems Leadership programs, the DNP program, and the MPH program. Dr. Penner has taught community health nursing, financial management and nursing research in traditional BSN (CSU East Bay and Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA), RN-BSN (Holy Names University, Oakland, CA) and online/distance nursing programs (CSU Fullerton). In addition to authoring the first edition of Introduction to Health Care Economics and Financial Management (2004), Dr. Penner has contributed chapters to five books and has written over twenty academic journal/peer reviewed articles.