The Importance of an Advanced Degree for Nurses in Health Care

Business Education & Accreditation, v. 7 (1) p. 33-41, 2015

10 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2016

See all articles by Susan J. Kowalewski

Susan J. Kowalewski

D’Youville College

Caroline J. Michalik

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Current literature supports the promotion of nurses to the administration level focusing on areas that have shown positive outcomes such as improved patient care and staff satisfaction. An advanced degree in business, nursing, or health administration is a valuable choice for nursing administrators in today’s health care environment to provide the necessary education for these positions. The primary objective of this study was to determine the benefit to hospitals of an advanced degree in the role of hospital administrators; as well as to investigate the perceptions of current nurse leaders in the hospital setting and their application of an advanced degree in administrative roles. The study was conducted using a quantitative survey designed to evaluate the gaps in the role of the advanced degree and the nursing executive and their practice in the hospital environment. An online survey provided data related to specific perceptions that included recommendations for preparation of candidates for advanced nursing positions, methods utilized to assist nurses to advance, and the requirement of an advanced degree for such positions.

Keywords: Advanced Degrees, Health Administration, Nurses, MBA, MSN

JEL Classification: M1, I1

Suggested Citation

Kowalewski, Susan J. and Michalik, Caroline J., The Importance of an Advanced Degree for Nurses in Health Care (2015). Business Education & Accreditation, v. 7 (1) p. 33-41, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2654339

Susan J. Kowalewski (Contact Author)

D’Youville College ( email )

320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
United States

Caroline J. Michalik

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center ( email )

Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
United States

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