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Crossing Our Quality Chasm: Heeding the Case for Graduate Preparation of Nurse Managers and Leaders

Murphy, Lyn Stankiewicz PhD, MBA, MS, RN; Scott, Elaine S. PhD, RN, NE-BC; Pawlak, Roberta PhD, RN

Journal of Nursing Administration: September 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 9 - p 431–433
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182a23ab7
Departments: CGEAN Perspectives

As outlined by the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing, it is expected that nurses in direct care will be baccalaureate prepared. What then should be the expectation for educating nurse managers? This article compares the Baccalaureate Essentials with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Organization of Nurse Executives certification examination content for nurse managers to evaluate if baccalaureate education prepares these leaders for management roles in order to provide additional support for graduate education of nurse managers.

Author Affiliations: Director and Assistant Professor (Dr Murphy), School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Director and Associate Professor (Dr Scott), East Carolina Center For Nursing Leadership; Greenville, North Carolina; Director and Associate Professor (Dr Pawlak), Graduate Programs, Edgewood College School of Nursing, Madison, Wisconsin.

The authors represent CGEAN in the submission of this article.

This study was authored by members of CGEAN.

Correspondence: Dr Murphy, School of Nursing, University of Maryland, 655 W Lombard St, Suite 465C, Baltimore, MD 21201 (

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