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Financial Management for Nurse Managers, Third Edition
Merging the Heart with the Dollar

Author(s): Janne Dunham-Taylor, RN, PhD, Graduate Programs, College of Nursing, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee
Joseph Z. Pinczuk, MHA, Retired CFO
  • ISBN-13: 9781284031034
  • Paperback    726 pages      © 2015
Price: $143.95 US List
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Financial Management for Nurse Managers: Merging the Heart with the Dollar, Third Edition is an essential resource that addresses the financial management issues faced by nurse managers. Ideal for students, professionals, chief nursing officers, and those in nurse administrator roles, it examines the financial impact of administrative and management decisions across hospitals and healthcare organizations.

The Third Edition covers a broad range of topics and includes a variety of real-world examples. Updated to reflect the impact of the Affordable Care Act, it emphasizes the concept of giving the patient what is valued, collaboration in healthcare decision-making, and shifting the role of the administrator to support care leaders.

Key Chapter Topics Include:

  • Quantum Leadership
  • Organizational Issues
  • Workload Management
  • Quality/Safety
  • Finding Evidence
  • Ethics
  • Legal Responsibility
  • Strategic Planning

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Financial Management for Nurses

Part  I  Necessary Essentials for Financial Viability--or If Not Fixed It Will Cost More Money
  Chapter  1  An Open Letter to Nurse Leaders: If We Do What Is Right for the Patients, Financial Well-Being Will Follow
  Chapter  2  Quantum Leadership: Love One Another
  Chapter  3  Organizations: Surviving Within a Chaotic Complex Environment
Part  II  Providing Value-Based Service
  Chapter  4  Providing Value-Based Services While Achieving Quality, Safety, and Financial Accountability
  Chapter  5  Pinpointing Evidence-Based Information: How to Find the Needle in the Information Haystack
Part  III  Workload Management
  Chapter  6  Staffing Effectiveness: Concepts, Models and Processes
  Chapter  6  Staffing Effectiveness: Concepts, Models and Processes
  Chapter  7  Ethics in Nursing Administration
  Chapter  8  Contemporary Legal Issues for the Nurse Administrator
Part  IV  Healthcare and the Economy
  Chapter  9  How We Got to Where We Are!
  Chapter  10  Healthcare Stakeholders: Consumers, Providers, Payers, Suppliers, and Regulators
  Chapter  11  Microeconomics and Cost Accounting in the Hospital Firm: Competition, Regulation, the Profit Motive, and Patient Care
Part  V  Budget Principles
  Chapter  12  Budgeting
  Chapter  13  Budget Development and Evaluation
  Chapter  14  Budget Variances
  Chapter  15  Comparing Reimbursements with Cost of Services Provided
Part  VI  Budget Strategies
  Chapter  16  Strategic Management: Facing the Future with Confidence
  Chapter  17  Budget Strategies
  Chapter  18  An Overview of Case Management
Part  VII  Finance/Accounting Issues
  Chapter  19  Accounting for Healhcare Entities
  Chapter  20  Financial Analysis: Improving Your Decision Making

Janne Dunham-Taylor, RN, PhD-Graduate Programs, College of Nursing, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee


Dr. Janne Dunham-Taylor is currently a professor teaching nursing administration graduate courses at both master’s and doctoral levels.  Previously she has been a head nurse, nursing supervisor, and director of nursing in a state hospital, a university hospital, and a teaching hospital.  She has been a chair, an assistant dean and has held two acting dean positions, as well as being a chair, in university settings.  She has taught nursing administration courses for 23 years.  Her research has been concerned with transformational leadership at the CNO level nationally.  She has numerous publications on various nursing administration topics. 

Joseph Z. Pinczuk, MHA-Retired CFO

Mr. Joseph Pinczuk has 39 years of hospital and healthcare experience with 29 years in Executive positions overseeing Finance, Administration and Operations.  He has been a Chief Financial Officer at 6 hospitals ranging from 55 beds to a tri-county hospital group of 254 beds total.  He has also been a CFO for a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) consisting of 285 residential units, 75 skilled nursing beds and 24 assisted living beds.  He served as an Adjunct Professor at University of Akron, College of Nursing, located in Akron, Ohio

  • “This excellent book is both thorough and current, making it a valuable resource for its intended audience. For a new nurse manager, it is well worth the cost. It is also a great resource for management or for educators teaching nursing management. The best aspects of this book are the wide range of topics it covers and its thorough presentation.” - Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, Doody’s Review Service, Rating: 5 Stars

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