NURSING/BUDGETING

Choose a particular acute care nursing unit in your organization ( e.g., medical /surgical, oncology etc.} –

Also, if applicable to you, Nursing Home or Home Care. Develop an operating expense budget for that

nursing unit. Submit a detailed personnel cost and supply budget for 2018 in an Excel spreadsheet format.
Provide the supporting documentation for the numbers derived in the budget (i.e. FTE calculations, salary
per nursing job classification, overtime, etc.). Write an overview regarding the types of patients seen on the
unit, top 5 DRGS (or HHRG’s if Home Care), severity of patient illness, average length of stay, per cent unit
occupancy and model of care delivery. Provide the financial justification for the cost of the delivery of
nursing care. What is the budgeted unit census, HPPD, skill mix, RN to patient ratio in the budget you

developed? How do you assure that the budget is flexible enough to meet the nursing care delivery needs
of the patients?