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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181d04297

The Valuation of Nursing Begins With Identifying Value Drivers

Rutherford, Marcella M. PhD, RN

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Adequate investment in a profession links to its ability to define and document its value. This requires identifying those elements or value drivers that demonstrate its worth. To completely identify nursing's value drivers requires meshing the economic, technical, and caring aspects of its profession. Nursing's valuation includes assessing nursing's tangible and intangible assets and documenting these assets. This information communicates nursing's worth and ensures adequate economic investment in its services.

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