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  1. Joseph, M. Lindell PhD, RN
  2. Fowler, Debra PhD, MBA, RN, CNE, NEA-BC


The evolving and complex practice environment calls for new mindsets among nurse leaders, academics, and nurse innovators to envision innovative ways to manage and optimize traditional tasks and processes in nursing administration. The purpose of this article is to present 3 case studies that used linear programming and simulation to innovate staffing enterprises, financial management of healthcare systems, and curricula development.