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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182942ca4
Departments: CGEAN Perspectives

Expanding Leadership Capacity: Educational Levels for Nurse Leaders

Yoder-Wise, Patricia S. EdD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN; Scott, Elaine S. PhD, RN, NE-BC; Sullivan, Dori Taylor PhD, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ, FAAN

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A master’s degree in nursing administration prepares the nurse to lead nursing and interprofessional teams, to create new and innovative approaches to improve care processes and outcomes, as well as traditional management responsibilities related to budgets, human resources, quality and safety, and a healthy work environment. Are we not at a critical juncture in our profession when we should challenge the profession to require a master’s degree education for all levels of nursing administration?

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