Class Specifications - H.35
Administrative Nurse V - 9130
Administrative Nurse IV - 9131
Administrative Nurse III - 9132
Administrative Nurse II - 9133
Administrative Nurse I - 9134

January, 1979

Series Concept

The Administrative Nurse series reflects the direct and active involvement of incumbents in determining the nature of the management system necessary to support the client-centered clinical focus of nursing and to contribute to the comprehensive health care of people. The series includes positions which require knowledge and skills in decision-making; management systems; leadership styles; fiscal management; and social, political, and professional trends in combination with specialization in nursing practice. The objective of the series is to establish career patterns which provide for professional growth in the executive leadership necessary for the delivery of quality nursing within the University system. The series describes positions in a variety of health care settings within the University system. The series consists of five levels of responsibility ranging from I through V, exclusive of the positions of Director of Nursing Services, when such positions are allocated to the University Management Program.

The factors used as a basis for classification determination reflect the level of administrative and leadership requirements, the complexity and scope of assignment, and the accountability and responsibility for the quality of patient care and nursing practice.

Class Concepts

Administrative Nurse V

Under general direction, incumbents are assigned responsibility for the management of a nursing service or a major departmental component. The management functions include but are not limited to long-range planning, budget administration, personnel management, and resource allocation.

Administrative Nurse IV

Under general direction, incumbents are assigned responsibility for the management of a major service(s), project(s), or patient care unit(s). Administrative Nurse IV's apply management principles to effect nursing practice which supports and enhances the processes of education and research.

Administrative Nurse III

Under general supervision, incumbents are assigned administrative responsibility for a defined clinical area during the entire period of its operation. Administrative Nurse III's work with increasing independence in applying clinical judgment, management concepts, and providing counseling.

Administrative Nurse II

Under general supervision, incumbents work with a greater degree of independence in applying concepts derived from management and communication theory. Administrative Nurse II's utilize nursing knowledge to support clinical nursing practice.

Administrative Nurse I

Under supervision, incumbents utilize theoretical management concepts and leadership skills in a defined area of assigned administrative responsibility. This is the entry level into the administrative nurse series.

Minimum Qualifications

Administrative Nurse V

Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing. A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and four years of clinical experience, three of which have had an administrative component; or a Master's degree in Nursing or a relevant discipline and three years of clinical experience, two of which have had an administrative component; or a Doctorate in Nursing or relevant discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Administrative Nurse IV

Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing. A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and three years of clinical experience, two of which have had an administrative component; or a Master's degree in Nursing or a relevant discipline and two years of clinical experience, one of which has had an administrative component; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Administrative Nurse III

Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing. A Diploma or Associate degree and three years of clinical experience, two of which have had an administrative component; or a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and two years of clinical experience, one of which has had an administrative component; or a Master's degree in Nursing and one year of clinical experience, six months of which have had an administrative component; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Administrative Nurse II

Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing. A Diploma or Associate degree and two years of clinical experience; or a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and one year of clinical experience; or a Masters degree in Nursing and six months of clinical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Administrative Nurse I

Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and six months of clinical experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.