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  1. Murphy, Lyn Stankiewicz PhD, MBA, RN
  2. Warshawsky, Nora E. PhD, RN, CNE


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is dramatically increasing the complexity of the healthcare industry. In order to respond to the call for increased access and improved quality at lower costs, healthcare executives need new competencies to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. This column identifies and compares a few of the new nursing leadership competencies needed to current academic curricula.