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  1. Brooks, Beth A. PhD, RN, FACHE
  2. Crawford, Lynda H. PhD, RN
  3. Nicklas, Gervaise E. MS, RN
  4. Soldwisch, Sandie PhD, APN, ANP-BC


As nursing leaders retire from the nursing workforce, too few nurses are preparing to replace them. The barriers to obtaining the educational credentials necessary to take this important step in a leadership career can appear insurmountable because of cost and time restraints. The authors present an executive format master of science program whose delivery method and content align with the professional and personal needs of emerging nurse leaders.