As the need for qualified nurses continues to rapidly increase across the country, so does the need for nurse leaders who can provide crucial leadership and management in health care settings.
Graduate programs offering nursing leadership specializations train registered nurses to provide advanced nursing care, lead health care teams, coordinate and manage services, evaluate programs and quality of care, manage nursing team resources, and promote risk reduction.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees with an emphasis on Nursing Leadership prepare registered nurses for certification as nurse leaders and to assume leadership roles in health care settings. Upon completion of these graduate programs, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to pass national credentialing examinations, such as the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and will increase their earning potential and career advancement opportunities.
The salary for a Nursing Leadership with 5 years’ experience is $74,000 annually, depending on your experience, level of education, geographical location and the type of facility you’re employed in.