7 High-Paying Nursing Jobs
Megan Malugani | Monster Contributing Writer
Median Salary: $109,669
Typical Requirements: RN, advanced degree in nursing
From budgeting to policy setting to scheduling, the nursing director oversees all aspects of a department’s nursing staff and often serves as a liaison between the staff and hospital administrators. Like any direct supervisory role, the nursing director — also called the nursing supervisor in some organizations — usually rises through the ranks with people skills, project-management ability and leadership aspirations. The nursing director often serves as the nursing program administrator, setting policies and performance standards and directly supervising nursing staff.