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Nursing Resources


What is a Nurse Executive?

A nurse executive is a nursing administration leader in patient care who works on the management and administrative side of patient care services. Nurse executives focus on various aspects of healthcare administration, including collaborating...



What Does a CNL Nurse Do?

A Clinical Nurse Leader, or CNL, is one of nursing’s emerging roles. Developed in 2003 as a response to the Institute of Medicine’s quality and safety reports, it has become a rapidly growing and important nursing role. Today, medical facilities...



MSN Student Spotlight – Ralph Cabigon

Ralph D. Cabigon came across Saint Xavier University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program one day during an internet search. Though it happened serendipitously, he liked what he saw. He requested more information, and it did not...



Different Types of Nursing Degrees

By Marti Kessack, PHD RN HCM

Nursing is dynamic in the truest sense of the word! As the original ‘mothers of invention’ the nursing profession has a history of being visionary in the direction healthcare seems to be moving toward...



Q&A with MSN Graduate Rabon Allen

What led you to pursue an online MSN at Saint Xavier University?

I knew I was at a crossroads in my career. In searching for graduate level nursing programs, I wanted one that offered a balanced approach; offering both...



Big Responsibilities and Bright Career Paths for Nurse Executives

Nursing is a field that can afford individuals significant opportunities to expand into different facets of healthcare, including leadership roles. One opportunity that many seek is becoming a nurse executive, an umbrella term that includes...



Why Study Nursing at a Center For Excellence?

There has never been a better time to pursue a graduate degree in nursing.

A growing demand for nurses at all levels means nurses command top pay and benefits and choose from a selection of positions. That’s not likely to change anytime...



Clinical Nurse Leaders Play Key Roles in VA Healthcare System

Nurses have a huge impact on the quality of care throughout the Veterans Affairs healthcare system.

Consider that when the VA brought in Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs), patient satisfaction rose 12 percent above the national average,...



What is a Clinical Nurse Leader?

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) advanced generalist role was developed in the United States by the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in order to prepare nurses to lead efforts in improving patient care in an ever changing...



14 Steps to Improve Nursing Work Environments

There is a critical need for skilled leaders within the field of nursing. Nurses who assume leadership positions are responsible for managing health care settings such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, rehabilitation centers and hospices. These...


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