Examination of the changing management roles and functions of the professional nurse in complex and diverse healthcare environment. Students will explore problem solving and ethical decision-making models as well as tools and techniques for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, reporting, and improving the productivity and performance of resources within a healthcare department. Topics include healthcare finance reimbursement, bookkeeping, accounting principles, budgeting processes (capital and operating), and cost/benefit analysis, and use of technology/informatics at a microsystem level view in a healthcare organization.