Now more than ever, nurse leaders must be proficient in understanding the financial aspects of health care. In this video, Dr. Waxman, editor of the book Financial and Business Management for the Doctor of Nursing Practice discusses why understanding the financial and business aspects of nursing and health care is so important, and offers tips for the DNP student.


About the Book

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.

About the Editor

KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of San Francisco (USF). She teaches financial management, health systems leadership, innovation, project management, and grant writing. She also provides leadership for the Bay Area Simulation Collaborative (BASC-a 600-member partnership) and the California Simulation Alliance (CSA-a 2500-member organization) through the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care (CINHC), where she is responsible for the overall leadership of the statewide alliance geared at enhancing the quality and skills of students and staff nurses through educational programs and sharing information and best practices. As President of Waxman & Associates, she provides hospital and health care system consultation in clinical simulation program implementation, clinical process/quality improvement, leadership development, budgeting and finance, clinical and role redesign, and strategic planning.