Looking for advice from nurses who have worked in hospitals for a while. I am currently taking pre-reqs for nursing school. I have a BA with a 3.5 gpa, an MBA and 10 years management experience. I am not pursuing nursing. I looked at doing it years ago, but was discouraged by family members. Now here is my chance. My question is, what does a person need to do/accomplich to be promoted to nurse manager and then to director of nursing. What type of experiences, what departments should they work in. I really want to have a long career in a hospital and grow into leadership positions. What advice can you give? Are nurse managers salaried? What do they make. I live in NC. Thanks!!!