Nurses who strive for a hospital C-suite position face challenges

Although hospital managers from the nursing ranks continue to grow, the number of nurse CEOs remains quite small, Newsworks reported. The primary issue is the fact that the overwhelming number of nurses are female, and they often face the same obstacles other women executives experience in reaching the top of their profession. And the clinical skills taught to nurses often have little in common with the business and management skills required to run a hospital or other healthcare facility. Most nurses who rise to the C-suite did so after going back to school for graduate-level business or administration degrees. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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