Updated Sigma title provides tools nurse managers need to create and defend their budget and advocate for their staff

INDIANAPOLIS—Nurses focus on the art and science of caregiving, but today’s nurse managers are faced with the economic reality of patient-staffing ratios, budgets, reports, The Nurse Manager's Guide to Budgeting & Finance, Third Editionand accountants. Newly updated from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma), The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting & Finance, Third Edition, is the handbook every nurse leader needs to run their nursing unit effectively and efficiently.

A nursing unit is like a business, so nurse managers and leaders need to have a strong foundation of financial principles to design and implement a solid budget. The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting & Finance by Al Rundio presents tricks of the trade that break down the complex financial challenges facing the nurse leader with special emphasis in the new edition on the nursing budget. It will also equip leaders with the tools they need to defend the budget and advocate for valuable resources for staff. Nurse educators and graduate nurses will also find expanded coverage of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies and their relationship to budgeting and finance.

“Nurse managers must be able to effectively manage budgets and control resources today,” Rundio said. “As a nurse manager who learned on the job, it would have been very beneficial if a book like this had been available when I first became a nurse manager.”

Download a sample chapter from the Sigma Repository.

The book is available to purchase at SigmaMarketplace.org/SigmaBooks

The Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting & Finance, Third Edition
Published by Sigma, 2022
ISBN-13: 978646480159
EPUB ISBN: 9781646480166
PDF ISBN: 9781646480173

Price: US $34.95
Trade paperback, 264 pages
Trim size: 7 3/8 x 9 1/8

About the author:

Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN, is an experienced clinician, administrator, and educator. He is a Clinical Professor of Nursing at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He is the former Vice President of Nursing/CNO at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ, USA, and a member of the board of trustees of Inspira Health System.

About Sigma:
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members and 550 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare. 

Learn more at SigmaNursing.org.