Written by and for nurses, this key foundational text helps to build the fundamental economics and financial management skills nurses and nurse leaders need to use daily. This third edition delivers several new features adding to its value as the only timely and relevant text written for the full spectrum of RN-to-BSN, BSN, and MSN students. It has been significantly revised to simplify content, address the vast changes in and increasing complexity of U.S. health care financing, and to be useful in both traditional in-class format and hybrid and on-line distance programs. A completely new chapter addresses nurse entrepreneurship, and new text boxes in each chapter illuminate recent research findings and statistics. Chapters also feature worksheets such as business plan checklists and text boxes expanding upon key chapter content.The book is distinguished by its provision of case examples based specifically on nurse-run clinic and inpatient nursing unit financial issues. It provides multiple opportunities for experiential learning such as writing business plans and health program grant proposals. It delivers cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses, discusses budget preparation, offers strategies for controlling budget costs, and updates relevant health policies and statistics. The text's engaging format promotes the synthesis of economics and finance across the nursing curriculum through the use of end-of-chapter exercises, discussion questions, and games based on concepts within the text. Additionally, tips throughout the book alert students about the need to apply concepts from other aspects of their education to economic and financial situations. Also included are on-line supplemental materials for teachers and students including Excel spreadsheets, grant proposals, a test bank, and PowerPoint slides.New to the Third Edition:Updates health reform, health care spending and other relevant policies and statisticsIncludes a new chapter on nurse entrepreneurshipHighlights recent research findings and statistics in text boxes Provides blank and completed worksheets such as business plan checklistsFosters understanding of key concepts with enhanced explanation text boxesKey Features:Aligned with AACN and AONE guidelines, CNL certification exam, and QSEN competencies Serves as a primary financial management text for multiple nursing academic programsFacilitates experiential learning through end-of-chapter exercises, games, tips for synthesizing knowledge, and case examples Designed for use in traditional classrooms and hybrid and on-line distance programsIncludes chapter on measuring nursing care with indicators for capacity, staffing, patient acuity, performance, and patient flow
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Susan J. Penner, DrPH, MN, MPA, RN, CNL, is adjunct faculty, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco, USA where she teaches courses on health care economics and financial management both on campus and online. She has experience teaching in traditional BSN programs (California State University East Bay), and RN-BSN and online/distance nursing programs (California State University East Bay; California State University Fullerton, Holy Names University in Oakland, CA, and Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, CA), along with other teaching posts. Dr. Penner has 16 peer-reviewed publications to her credit. In addition to publishing the first edition of Introduction to Health Care Economics and Financial Management (2004), Dr. Penner has contributed chapters to five textbooks.
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