Nurse Executive Team | Homepage of the Clinical Center (2023)

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Barbara Jordan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
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Head of Neuroscience, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics
NIH Clinical Center Division of Nursing

Academic degrees
BSN, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
MSN, University of North Carolina i Chapel Hill, NC
DNP, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA




Barbara Jordan is currently Chief of Neuroscience, Behavioral Health and Pediatric Nursing at the NIH, Clinical Center. Dr. Jordan provides operational oversight, planning and advice on care programs within his area of ​​expertise. She works closely with multidisciplinary teams within her department and leads the neuroscience, behavioral health, and pediatrics programs in conjunction with clinical nursing research.

Dr. Jordan received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, PA, her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Health Care Systems Administration from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She previously served as the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Northwest in Seneca PA. She also teaches at Waynesburg University in the DNP program. Dr. Jordan has additional previous experience as Clinical Director of Infection Control and Regulatory Compliance at UPMC St. Margaret and as Director of ICU/CCU Clinical Operations at Durham Regional Hospital in Durham, NC. He has many years of experience in managing critical care in various hospital environments. Dr. Jordan's research interests are relationship-based care and leadership in nursing.

Selected presentations:

Jordan, B., Stephens, K., Hoolahan, S., & Sacco, D. (March 2014). Impact of relationship-based care on patient and staff satisfaction and patient attrition. Poster presentation, American Nurses Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Rimpa, T., Jordan, B., & Bialo, S. (February 2013). A successful program to reduce patient falls in an inpatient behavioral health unit. Podium presentation, ANA Quality Nursing Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Sorensen, J. & Jordan, B. Out by 2pm: Predicting hospital discharges to increase patient flow. (September 2012). Poster Presentation, Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Executives, Annual Conference, Penn State Toptrees Resort, PA.

Jordan, B. and DiNucci, S. (September 2009). Keys to a Successful Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention Program: Improving Patient Outcomes by Reducing Infection Rates. Audio conference presented for AHC Media. Jordan, B. (September 2009). The soft side of causal analysis. Poster Presentation, SWPONL Annual Conference, Nemacolin Resort, PA.

Jordan, B. and DiNucci, S. (September 2008). Reducing healthcare-associated urinary tract infections through technological innovation. Funding for the Joint Commission 2008 Annual Conference on Infection Prevention and Control, Managing IC Practices for Sustainable Solutions, Chicago, IL.

Jordan, B. and Lester, B. (April 2008). Medication reconciliation in the ambulatory setting: an implementation strategy. Poster presentation, American Nurses Association, Seattle, WA.

Jordan, B. (October 2007). Prevention of central line-related bloodstream infections. Greater Pittsburgh 19th Annual Nursing Research Conference, PA.

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O'Brien, J., Jordan, B., Pontzer, R., and DiNucci, S. (August 2007). Successful implementation of quality infection control initiatives using ingenuity and technological innovation. Poster presentation, Colloquium on Quality, Harvard University.

Selected publications:

Anton, B., Schafer, J.J., Micenko, A., Wolf, D.M., DiNucci, S., Donovan, P., & Jordan, B. (2009). Clinical Decision Support: How CDC Tools Impact Patient Care Outcomes. Journal of Healthcare Information Management, 23(1), 39-45.

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Deborah Kolakowski, DNP, RN
Head of the Oncology and Intensive Care Department
NIH Clinical Center Division of Nursing

Academic degrees
BSN, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
MSN, Marymount, Arlington, VA
DNP, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD




Deborah Kolakowski is chief of the Oncology and Critical Care Service at the NIH, Clinical Center. She provides oversight of day-to-day operations, planning and consultation on inpatient and outpatient care programs within a specialist oncology and critical care practice. Works closely with multidisciplinary teams managing plans for programs related to clinical nursing research.

Dr. Kolakowski earned her Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD, her Master of Science in Nursing from Marymount University, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. Her previous work experiences include Program Director for Advanced Practice and Outcomes Management and Nurse Manager for the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the NIH Clinical Center. While at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., she served as interim chief nurse, administrator of patient care services and director of critical care services. Dr. Kolakowski's research interest and the focus of her final coursework identified nursing research activities that contributed to nursing work in the clinical research setting using a patent classification system to quantify acuity metrics.

Selected recognitions and awards:

  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center for Patient Safety Award - Critical Care (2007)
  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Nursing and Patient Care Team Award –ICU, (2007)
  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center Director's Award for Strategic Initiatives (2004)

Selected presentations and publications:

Kolakowski, D. The way forward: Defining burden measures for clinical research intensity. QuadraMed; Acuity Plus User Group Meeting, Washington DC; August 2010

Kolakowski, D. The way forward: Defining measures of clinical research intensity burden. International Association for Clinical Research in Nursing Pre-Conference Roundtable. Bethesda, MD; November 2010

Zimmerman, J., D. Wagner, W. Knaus, J. Williams, D. Kolakowski, E. Draper, "The Use of Risk Predictions to Identification Candidates for Intermediate Care Units: Applications for Intensive Care Utilization and Cost", Chest, 108:2, 1995.

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Genevieve, DNP, MPA, RN, NE-BC
Head of Neuroscience, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics
NIH Clinical Center Division of Nursing

Academic degrees
BA in sociology, Binghamton University
Master of Public Administration, North Carolina State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Georgia Southwestern State University
Doktorgrad i Nurse Executive Leadership, Waynesburg University




Dr. Genevieve Mbamalu completed her undergraduate studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York, where she earned a BA in Sociology. After conducting extensive research on nonprofit organizations established to care for black women suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, Dr. Mbamalu "Department Honors" from Binghamton University's Sociology Program.

After completing his education, Dr. Mbamalu a master's degree in public administration with a focus on nonprofit management at North Carolina State University. She then worked as a budget and management analyst in the Baltimore City Office of Budget and Management Research. With an intense desire to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of an exposed and vulnerable population, Dr. Mbamalu career to devote herself to the nursing profession.

In 2007, Dr. Mbamalu an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Georgia Southwestern State University. She began working as an intensive care nurse and soon after began her career as a nurse manager. Dr. Mbamalu has served in a number of leadership positions in the healthcare industry, including Chief of Emergency and Mental Health Services at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and Regional Director of Operations at Fresenius Medical Care. In 2014, Dr. Mbamalu earned his doctorate in nursing program with a focus on executive leadership at Waynesburg University.

Today, Dr. Mbamalu serves as chief of neuroscience, behavioral health and pediatrics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. She is a registered nurse with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Mbamalu has published in the journals Nephrology Nursing and Medical-Surgical Nursing and is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Maryland College of Healthcare Executives and the American Nurses Association.

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Ann Marie Matlock, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Service manager for medical and surgical specialties
CAPT, United States Public Health Service
NIH Clinical Center Division of Nursing

Academic degrees
BSN, Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD
MSN, Nursing Administration, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
DNP, George Washington University, Washington D.C.



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CAPT Ann Marie Matlock received her BSN in Nursing from Salisbury State University in 1991, her MSN from the University of Maryland in 2003, and her DNP from George Washington University in 2013. In addition, she received her Certificate in Nursing Business from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a nurse manager. She began her career as an intensive care fellow at Washington Hospital Center, where she worked in various intensive care units before joining the Clinical Center in 2000. She began her career at the Clinical Center as a Senior Clinical Research Nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. In 2006, she became the nurse manager of the Medical Telemetry Unit and assumed responsibility for the opening of the Special Clinical Studies Unit in 2009. In 2007, she joined the United States Public Health Service and currently serves as an hourly employee. In 2013, she was elected head of the Service for Medical Surgical Specialties. She published several articles and gave presentations on various topics. Her final DNP project focused on training family caregivers.

Selected recognitions and awards:

  • NIH Clinical Center Director Award for Nursing Leadership - Ebola Response (2014)
  • US Public Health Service Units ros (2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007)
  • George Washington University Alumni Association School of Nursing Award (2013)
  • NIH Clinical Center, Director's Award for Administration (2012)
  • NIH Clinical Center, Director's Patient Safety Champion Award (2011)
  • US Public Health Service Special Duty Award og Achievement Medal (2011)
  • US Public Health Service Chief Nurse Award (2010)
  • NIH Clinical Center, Director's Award for Administration (2009)
  • US Public Health Service, Medal of Commendation (2008)
  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Director of Patient Care Award (2007)
  • One of 100 additional regular nurses in the Washington metropolitan area (2004)

Selected presentations:

Matlock, A. and Hubbard, M. (April 2015). The fight against Ebola: at home and abroad. Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Public Health. Global Health Awareness Week, Baltimore, MD

Matlock, A. and Hubbard, M. (March 2015). Medical management of patients with Ebola - the NIH experience. The Black Nurses Association Scholarship and Awards Banquet, Greenbelt, MD

Matlock, A.M. og May, N. (maj 2014) AAACN Working Group Update on Ambulatory Care Sensitive Indicators. American Ambulatory Care Nurses Association Conference, New Orleans, LA

Matlock, A.M. and Seder. R. (May 2014). Understanding protective immunity with attenuated malaria vaccine: A collaborative effort in science and clinical care to achieve successful protocol implementation. NIH, Grand Rounds Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M. (May 2013) Family Caregiver Education - Literature Review Poster Session - 22nd Annual Nurses Appreciation Day, Bethesda, MD.

Barrett, K., Hubbard, M., Matlock, et al. (may 2013). Treatment of occupational exposure to Ebola in Zaire. Poster Session - 22nd Annual Nurses Recognition Day (NRD), Bethesda, MD.

Matlock. A. M. (May 2012). Career management and work-life balance. 21. NRD, Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M. (December 2011). Should clinicians give gifts to their patients? Great Circles of Ethics, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M., Hastings, C., Wehrlen, L., Bevans, M., Cusack, G., Miller-Davis, C., Tondreau, L., Walsh, D., and Wallen, G. (October 2011). Building a foundation for clinical nursing research. Poster session. Nursing Management Congress, Las Vegas, NV.

Barrett, K., Hubbard, M., Matlock, A.M., Peterson, A., Buttolph, A., Balligan, L., Gill, R., Boker, N., Igbinosun, C., Inwang, G., Jeffries . , K. and Wang, A. (May 2011). Implementation of special respiratory isolation in hospital conditions. Poster session. 20. NRD Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M., (February 2010). Ethical counseling for a patient who rejects recommendations from a multidisciplinary team. NIH Clinical Center Ethics Grand Circles, Bethesda, MD.

Selected publications:

Matlock, A.M., Gutierrez, D.C., Wallen, G.R. and Hastings, C. (2015) Delivering medical care on the national stage: the NIH experience with Ebola. Nursing, 63(1) 21-4.

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Martinez, K., Start, R., Mastal, P., Matlock, A. M., & Battaglia, R. (2015). Ambulatory care: sensitive indicators of care. Nursing Economics, 33(1) 59-66.

Matlock, A.M., Gutierrez, D.C. and Wallen, G.R. (2015). Ebola virus disease: Addressing the challenge in nursing practice with evidence. Nursing Management, 46(2) 20-2.

Bevans M, Hastings C, Wehrlen L, Cusack G, Matlock AM, Miller-Davis C, Tondreau L, Walsh D and Wallen GR. (2011). Defining clinical research nursing practice: results of a role definition study, Clinical and Translational Science 4(6) 421-7.

Lantos J, Matlock AM and Wendler D. (2011). Clinician integrity and limits to patient autonomy, JAMA 305(5) 495-9.

Castro K, Bevans M, Miller-Davis C, Cusack G, Loscalzo F, Matlock AM, Mayberry H, Tondreau L, Walsh D and Hastings C. (2011). Validation of the clinical research domain for nursing, Oncology Nursing Forum, 38(2) 130-4.

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Diane Walsh, MS, RN
Special assistant for the head nurse
NIH Clinical Center Division of Nursing

Academic degrees
BSN, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MS, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD




Diane Walsh is Special Assistant to the Chief Nursing Officer in the NIH Clinical Center Division of Nursing. As Special Assistant to the Chief Nursing Officer, she serves as chief advisor to the Chief Nursing Officer and provides authoritative advice to her and other senior officials regarding nursing program matters.

Mrs. Walsh received her BSN from the University of Florida in 1982 and her Master of Science in Nursing with a certificate in general administration from the University of Maryland in 1993. Ms. Walsh received a National Health Service Corps scholarship and began his professional career as a US Public Health Service officer with the Indian Health Service at the Ada Indian Hospital in Ada, Oklahoma. As a nurse at Ada Hospital in India from 1982 to 1987, she worked in various areas of the hospital including the medical surgical ward, gynecology ward, specialty ward and emergency ward. In 1987, Ms. Walsh to the National Institutes of Health Division of Cardiac Surgery, Division of Clinical Center Nursing as a registered nurse. Since then, she has worked in various functions at the Clinical Center, including nurse manager, nurse consultant and now special assistant to the head nurse. Mrs. Walsh retired as a captain from the US Public Health Service in 2012 after 30 years of service. Mrs. Walsh has been active in Public Health Corps activities, including chairing the Nursing Professional Advisory Committee (NPAC), chairing various NPAC subcommittees, and serving as a member of the Corps Transformation Task Force and Transformation Action Team Incident Command Task Force secretary, dealing with the Det White House report on lessons learned from Katrina.

Selected recognitions and awards:

  • NIH Office of the Director's Transition to Clinical Research Support (CRS) Award (2012)
  • Nurse Practitioner Award (PHS) - NIH-kategorileder for Billet Collection System (2012)
  • NIH Clinical Center Director's Award: Emergency Preparedness (2008)
  • NIH Clinical Center Director's Award: Clinical Center Nutrition Cost Reduction Team (2007)
  • Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service/NIH Hurricane Katrina Relief Team (HHS) (2006)
  • NIH Director's Award: Response to Hurricane Katrina (2005)
  • US Public Health Service, Distinguished Service Medal (2001)
  • Chief Nurse Practitioner (PHS) Award: Chair Achievement (2001)
  • NIH Clinical Center Director Award: Nurse Recruitment and Retention Team (1999)
  • Nursing Executive Recognition Award, NIH Clinical Center Division of Nursing (1999)
  • Chief Nurse Award, N-PAC (PHS): Recruitment Activities (1993)
  • Clinical Excellence Award, NIH Clinical Center Nursing Division (1990)
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, NIH Clinical Center Nursing Division (1989)
  • Clinical Excellence Award, NIH Clinical Center Division of Nursing (1988)

Selected publications:

Bevans, M., Hastings, C., Wehrlen, L., Cusack, G., Matlock, A.M., Miller-Davis, C., Tondreau, L., Walsh, D., Wallen, G.R. (2011). Defining clinical research nursing practice: findings from a role delineation study. Clinical and Translational Science, 4(6):421-427

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Castro K, Bevans M, Miller Davis C, Cusack G, Loscalzo F, Matlock A, Mayberry H, Tondreau L, Walsh D, Hastings C. (2011). Validation of the nursing domain in clinical research. Oncology Nursing Forum, 38 (2): E72-E80.

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What is the role of a nurse executive? ›

A nurse executive holds the most senior administrative role in a nursing organization. They lead the nursing team, oversee the management side of patient care services, and make administrative decisions that support the organization's goals.

Who does the nurse executive report to? ›

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) or Chief Nursing Executive (CNE)

The highest nursing position you can get, these roles belong to the C-suite of executives and usually report directly to the top leader in the organization, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

What is the role of the nurse executive in patient safety? ›

The role of the nurse executive in patient safety is to help lead best practices and establish the right culture across multiple disciplines within the organization.

Who is the chief nurse of the NIH Clinical Center? ›

Executive Officer: Daniel Lonnerdal, MS, FACHE. Chief Nurse Officer: Barbara A. Jordan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC.

What is the difference between nurse manager and nurse executive? ›

Nurse executives are the top leaders responsible for leading overall nursing operations, while nurse administrators manage specific departments according to workplace policies and protocols. Nurse managers work on the unit, managing the day-to-day activities of the staff.

What is the hierarchy of nurse roles? ›

The different levels of nurses are certified nursing assistants (CNA), licensed practical nurses (LPN), registered nurses (RN), charge nurses (RN), advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), nursing directors or administrators, and chief nursing officers (CNO).

What is the highest position in nursing? ›

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Chief nursing officers are nursing administrators who work within the leadership team of a healthcare organization. They are considered the highest level of nursing leadership.

What makes a good nurse executive? ›

Ability to empower and motivate nursing staff.

Invest team members with the power to make decisions appropriate to their role in the healthcare system. Hold staff accountable for their actions without micromanaging; welcome their input, create opportunities for advancement, and reward good work.

What is the chain of command in nursing? ›

The chain of command in its simplest definition is the line of authority and responsibility along which orders are passed within the nursing department, the hospital, and between different units. Nurses who ignore the chain of command may lose their jobs, and in some cases their licenses.

Which role would the nurse executive Fulfil as a leader? ›

The role of the nurse executive as a leader involves overseeing multiple facets of a health care organization's operations. They ensure their facilities are fully staffed and that their teams of nurses have every resource they require to do their jobs.

Which responsibility is that of a nurse executive quizlet? ›

The main responsibility of the nurse executive is to establish a philosophy for the nursing staff to provide quality nursing care.

What is the role of the nurse executive as a leader quizlet? ›

The role of the nurse executive as the leader is to empower followers or to share the authority with the followers by asking them to actively participate in the given task. Orientation of the employee, employee selection, and financial accountability indicates the role of a nurse manager as leader.

Who is the head nurse of the hospital? ›

What Is a Head Nurse? A head nurse is an individual who oversees nursing operations at your healthcare employer's place of business. Whether you're located in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or another medical setting, you will lead teams of nurses in providing effective, high-quality care for all patients.

Do nurses work at the NIH? ›

Who We Are. Clinical Research Nurses at the NIH Clinical Center are integral health care team members who provide and coordinate patient care in a research setting.

What does the NIH Clinical Center do? ›

The Clinical Center's mission is to provide a versatile clinical research environment enabling the NIH mission to improve human health by: Investigating the pathogenesis of disease. Conducting first-in-human clinical trials with an emphasis on rare diseases and diseases of high public health impact.

Who is the boss of a nurse manager? ›

Upper management nurses like directors and chief officers are above nurse managers. At the top of the typical hierarchy in nursing is the chief nursing officer (CNO) or also known as the chief nursing executive (CNE).

Can a nurse manager be nurse leader? ›

Nurses with the proper qualifications and experience may find themselves taking on both roles in their organization: nurse manager and nurse leader. An MSN degree can prepare nurse leaders and nurse managers for their leadership responsibilities.

Can the nurse manager be considered as a leader too? ›

Nurse managers must manage all unit functions that affect patient care and must embody the skill sets needed to be effective leaders and managers. As leaders, nurse managers: Embody the vision, mission, and values of the unit and share these with staff. Motivate staff to strive for professional excellence.

What is the lowest position in nursing? ›

As the name suggests, CNAs assist nurses with patient admittance and vitals. It is the lowest-level credential related to the nursing field and the quickest point of entry.

What is the lowest position of a nurse? ›

1. Nursing assistant (CNA) Nursing assistants also go by the title of nursing aides or CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants). While these professionals are not technically nurses, they are on the frontline of contact between medical staff and patients—and the role can serve as a starting point for many aspiring nurses.

What is a nurses highest priority? ›

The ABCs identifies the airway, breathing and cardiovascular status of the patient as the highest of all priorities in that sequential order.

What are the 5 levels of nursing experience? ›

Benner (1984) also detailed the acquisition of nursing expertise and proposed five possible expertise levels: novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, and expert.

Where are nursing salaries highest? ›

In the United States overall, the average registered nurse salary is $82,750 and the median (50th percentile) is $77,600. California, with RN salaries averaging $124,000, is the highest-paying state for nurses as of May 2021 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Where do nurses make the most money? ›

This makes San Jose the highest-paying city for nurses as of May 2021 (according to the BLS). In the United States, the average salary for RNs is $82,750. Additionally, the median (50th percentile) is $77,600. Over $100,000 lower than the San Jose's average nurse salary is Decatur, AL, at $54,410.

What skills do executive nurse leaders have? ›

Nurse Executive Core Competencies by the American Organization of Nurse Executives. The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) has a set of core competencies that all nurse executives should develop: communication, knowledge, leadership, professionalism and business skills.

What is the strongest skill as a nurse? ›

The key to being a successful nurse is communication.

Communication skills are one of the most important requirements of a nurse's job—both following directions and communicating with patients and families. Patients who are sick or suffering often are not in a position of strength to speak up for themselves.

What should I ask a nurse executive? ›

What do you enjoy most about nursing leadership? What you enjoy least about a nursing leadership career? How do you manage your leadership responsibilities with your nursing duties? How do you motivate your team of nurses to do their best each day?

What are the 4 pillars of nurse? ›

The knowledge, skills and behaviours described in the Facilitating Learning, Leadership and Evidence, Research and Development pillars are common to all NMAHP professions and specialities. The Clinical pillar also contains core content that can be expanded and contextualised for different roles.

What are the 4 S's in nursing? ›

This is the 4S assessment method, which prompts assessment about four key themes: Situation, Story, Symptoms and Signs.

What are the 4 pillars of care nursing? ›

These four pillars are: Clinical/direct care • Leadership and collaborative practice • Improving quality and developing practice • Developing self and others.

What is the role of a nurse leader vs manager? ›

For example, a nurse manager effectively leads a team of nurses in a hospital or health care facility. A nurse leader, however, has an administrative position focused on higher-level tasks, such as setting policies and developing long-term plans for a facility.

Who do leaders work with in nursing? ›

Clinical and bedside nurses use leadership skills to coordinate, direct, and support patient care and other healthcare team members. They also possess effective communication skills and serve as a patient advocate.

What is the role of leader and manager in nursing? ›

Differences Between a Leader and Manager in Nursing

Nursing managers are responsible for managing day-to-day operations in nursing departments and supervising department staff. Leaders typically supervise nursing teams and ensure the overall success of the unit or hospital as a whole.

What is the greatest barrier in healthcare organizations for the executive nurse leader? ›

Barriers to Leader Effectiveness

Too many meetings, and too many ineffective meetings. A lack of psychological safety and trust among their leadership teams. The challenge of creating a culture of accountability. Their own lack of executive experience.

Which of the following is a responsibility of many nurse executives chief nursing officers )? ›

A CNO's responsibilities are typically related to setting patient care standards, establishing processes and protocols for achieving those standards, and managing the work of nurses who care for patients.

Which style of leadership is the nurse executive practicing who does not include staff members in the decision making process? ›

Autocratic leadership in nursing

Nursing leaders using the autocratic leadership style are comfortable making decisions without input and may withhold information from their teams.

Which task followed by the executive nurse is a leadership development task? ›

Which task followed by the executive nurse is a leadership development task? Having a clear vision and seeing beyond where one is and where one is going is a leadership development task.

How does the nurse leader being in an executive position perform gardners motivating task? ›

How does the nurse leader, being in an executive position, perform Gardner's motivating task? The nurse leader can apply Gardner's motivating task by inspiring staff and community leaders to use clinical services appropriately.

Who is above the charge nurse in a hospital? ›

Those looking to work with patients outside of a traditional hospital setting may be drawn to home care RN positions. To recap, the nursing hierarchy from bottom to top is: nursing aids, LPNs, Staff Nurses, Charge Nurses, Nursing Managers, Directors of Nursing and finally the Chief Nursing Officer.

Is the doctor the boss of the nurse? ›

It is the physician who makes the key decisions about patient medical diagnosis and treatment and issues orders that nurses are expected to follow. Physicians, who in hospitals are not the direct supervisors of nurses, nevertheless wind up often telling nurses what to do.

What is the difference between head nurse and nurse manager? ›

Both nurse leaders and managers aim to provide top-quality care in an efficient, meaningful way. But nurse leaders are more hands-on in terms of focusing on patient care, whereas nurse managers work behind the scenes on daily operations. Below, we outline the job descriptions of each position.

What is the highest NIH salary? ›

the salary cap for grant awards/contracts issued on or after January 1, 2023, is $212,100.

Who is the highest paid employee at NIH? ›

Highest-Paid Employees of the National Institutes of Health
RankNameTotal Pay
1Anthony S. Fauci$368,062
2Gary H. Gibbons$359,290
3David A. Bluemke$351,000
4Electron Kebebew$350,000
74 more rows

What are the 6 roles of nurses in research? ›

  • Clinical Research Nurses: In their own words.
  • Building Local Research.
  • Change Research Cultures.
  • Supporting Surgical Trials.
  • Developing Nurses.
  • Informed Consent.
  • Training.
  • Research Management.
May 17, 2019

Is NIH private or government? ›

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

Who is the head of the NIH Clinical Center? ›

James K. Gilman, MD | Clinical Center.

What is NIH for nursing? ›

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is one of 27 Institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation's medical research agency.

What skills are required for a nurse executive? ›

The nurse executive must have finely tuned assessment skills that allow her to realistically assess the strengths and weaknesses of the department and identify the opportunities for improvement. This skill set would include organizational assessment, financial analysis, workforce planning and human resource management.

What does an executive do in healthcare? ›

In general, healthcare executives or administrators are responsible for directing and coordinating health services. Executives work closely with healthcare staff and business leaders to improve the delivery of healthcare for an organization.

How much experience should a nurse executive have? ›

The CENP certification open_in_new is offered by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). Eligibility requirements: A valid and unrestricted license as an RN and a master's degree or higher (one of the degrees must be in nursing), plus two years of experience in an executive nursing role ; or.

Which responsibility is most likely to be performed by a nursing executive leader? ›

The most common duties of a nurse executive include the following: Responsibly managing hospital finances. Hiring and training health care professionals. Overseeing a team of nurses responsible for the facility's patient care.

What is the pass rate for nurse executive certification? ›

To apply for the exam, visit the ANCC website. What is the pass rate for the Nurse Executive test? The pass rate for the Nurse Executive exam is 59%.

What are the top 3 skills of a competent graduate RN? ›

The Five Essential Skills for Nurses
  • Leadership Skills. Nurses looking to take on higher-level roles need to develop effective leadership skills. ...
  • Communication Skills. Communication is critical in nursing environments. ...
  • Problem-Solving Skills. ...
  • Analytical Skills. ...
  • Teamwork Skills.

What are the examples of healthcare executives? ›

Some other health care executives are chief financial officers (CFOs), chief nursing officers (CNOs) and chief information officers (CIOs). These executives work together to coordinate resources to deliver high-quality care for patients and communities.

Who is considered a healthcare executive? ›

Health care executive is a general term designated to senior-level management officials who reserve the utmost decision-making power for coordinating clinical delivery systems.

How do you become an executive in healthcare? ›

To qualify for executive roles in the healthcare sector, candidates must have a bachelor's degree, and hospital CEO positions usually require at least a master's degree, typically related to healthcare or business. Some potential areas of study include healthcare administration, nursing, and business administration.

What is the hardest level in nursing? ›

Hardest Nursing School Classes
  • Pathophysiology. In this course, students learn how different anatomical systems work and how diseases or injuries affect these systems. ...
  • Pharmacology. ...
  • Medical Surgical 1 (also known as Adult Health 1) ...
  • Evidence-Based Practice.

What is the highest paying advanced nursing role? ›

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) earn a nationwide average of $202,470 per year according to the BLS; this makes CRNAs the highest-paying type nursing job by a significant margin.

How much does a nurse executive earn in NY? ›

Chief Nursing Executive Salary in New York
Annual SalaryMonthly Pay
Top Earners$348,731$29,060
75th Percentile$225,000$18,750
25th Percentile$108,000$9,000


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