Studies of the nursing workforce indicate that current nurse leaders have retired and will be retiring en masse between 2011 and 2029. At the same time, over 3 million baby boomers will hit the age of 65, further straining our health care systems.
There is a great need for nurses to prepare themselves to step into these vacant leadership roles, but the shift from clinical practice to administrative and leadership roles requires a new set of knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
The American Organization for Nursing Leadership has distilled the competencies of a nurse executive into five categories. Read about these competencies and how they shape the curriculum for USD's Executive Nurse Leader program.
Completing a Master of Science in Nursing program with a focus on Executive Nurse Leadership can help you qualify for some of the highest paying jobs in the industry. Read about leadership roles and careers you could pursue.