Financial and Business Management for the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Financial and Business Management for the Doctor of Nursing Practice
3rd Ed.
2023 © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
Mary Lynne Knighten; KT Waxman
ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-6015-7
eISBN-13: 978-0-8261-6016-4
Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing


This award-winning resource is the only text to focus on the financial and business skills needed by students in DNP programs. The third edition, updated to reflect key changes in our healthcare system and in nursing competencies, includes three new chapters addressing Big Data, Population Health, and Financial Management in Times of Uncertainty. It examines the impact of COVID on our healthcare system as it relates to nursing competencies, provides expansive coverage of clinical environments beyond acute care, and presents five comprehensive new case studies emphasizing the financial aspects of DNP roles and the DNP Project.

Clear and well-organized, the third edition emphasizes critical skills that nurse leaders need to participate in strategic health care planning. It addresses recent changes to reimbursement and health care regulations. The third edition offers updated information on ambulatory care, cost and ratio analysis, new examples of financial statements, and a new business plan. Enhanced teaching strategies include real-life case studies, challenging critical thinking questions, learning games, key terms, and an extensive glossary.

New to the Third Edition:

  • • New chapters:
          o Financial Implications of Population Health Management
          o Role of Technology/Information/AI, and Big Data in Health Care Finance
          o Financial Management in Times of Uncertainty, Shortages, and Change
  • • Covers managing outpatient microsystems and building the CNO/CFO relationship
  • • Discusses quantifying the value of academic/practice partnerships
  • • Addresses key changes to reimbursement and health care regulations
  • • Provides enhanced teaching strategies including new PowerPoint slides

Key Features:

  • • Embeds economic and financial concepts in nursing practice and nursing health care systems
  • • Provides a framework for developing critical competencies in the Essentials 10 domains
  • • Teaches students how to make business case for DNP projects, how to prepare a budget, determine staffing expenses, prepare a cost-benefit analysis, and more
  • • Includes critical thinking questions, learning games, key terms, glossary

Doody's Reviews

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Score: 95/100
4/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.07 Nursing - Administration/Management
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"The third edition of this book does a great job of incorporating the lessons learned from the pandemic, which greatly impacted healthcare business and management, and completely justifies replacing the previous edition. The content is written in alignment with the AACN 2021 Essentials/Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education, which is reshaping nursing education."

-- Sharron Forest, DNP, NNP-BC (The University of Texas Medical Branch) Doody's Review

"Finally, a definitive financial management book geared to nursing professionals who need to know health care finance in non-CPA terms. Dr. Waxman has organized excellent authors who are knowledgeable about their topic and address the issues using real-life examples that make sense to nursing professionals I am thrilled to see [that] Dr. Waxman has used her knowledge and skills in producing a book that has been on my to-do list for years."

-- Roxanne Spitzer, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN - Editor in Chief, Nurse Leader - previous edition


The book is relevant for DNP-prepared nurses and DNP nursing students in all roles: advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), executive nurse leaders, and clinical nurse leaders. The content is applicable for all subspecialties of APRNs in both the acute care and primary care settings, as all nurses benefit from understanding the business side of health care. The authors, who are recognized experts in the field, do an excellent job of explaining the content and providing examples relevant to a variety of practices.

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