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The Valuation of Nursing Begins With Identifying Value Drivers

Rutherford, Marcella M. PhD, RN

Journal of Nursing Administration: March 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 3 - p 115-120
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181d04297

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.

Author Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University, College of Allied Health and Nursing, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Correspondence: Nova Southeastern University, 3200 S University Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33321 (

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