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decision making, decision support systems, executive nurse practice, framework for decision making, management skills, management tools, nurse executive



  1. Fralic, Maryann F. RN, DrPH, FAAN
  2. Denby, Christopher B. MA, MBA


Health care financing and care delivery systems are changing at almost warp speed. This requires new responses and new capabilities from contemporary nurse executives and calls for new approaches to the preparation of the next generation of nursing leaders. The premise of this article is that, in these highly unstable environments, the nurse executive faces the need to make high-impact decisions in relatively short time frames. A standardized process for objective decision making becomes essential. This article describes that process.