February 20, 2019

Women putting on medical gloves

“I attribute my success to this – I never gave nor took any excuse.”

This inspirational (and endearingly stern) proclamation came from none other than the OG of the nursing profession, Ms. Florence Nightingale. Dubbed the “Lady with the Lamp,” she made the rounds of Crimean War battlefields by night, tending to wounded and maimed British soldiers. Ever since, nurses have found inspiration in Nightingale’s bold words, caring for the injured and ill in times of peace, war and catastrophe.

Today, the nursing profession itself is on the verge of its own sort of catastrophe—almost half a million nurses are set to retire by 2022, creating a severe talent shortage in the U.S. Make no mistake, this has potentially disastrous ramifications for health care in communities across the country.

But just like Nightingale found optimism even in the deadly face of war, we at Regis believe there’s a silver lining to the nursing crisis. As countless career nurses depart for sunnier climes or to spend more time with their grandchildren, their exodus means promising opportunities for a brand new generation of nursing professionals, especially in leadership and management roles.

Regis is already ahead of the curve—we’re proud to announce two new changes to our Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership in Health Care Systems degree that we think will make it even easier for compassionate leaders to shine. If you’ve been on the fence about following in Florence’s footsteps and taking on a leadership role among your nursing peers, now is the time to step up.

Fewer Credit Hours Needed

Regis University’s Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership in Health Care Systems program provides the required knowledge and skills recommended by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in a 30 credit hour program, enabling students to complete their degree in just five semesters while still employed full-time.

One Degree, Four Specializations

Complement your master’s degree and expand your expertise with a certification in one of four specializations: Health Care Education, Health Care Business Management, Health Care Quality and Patient Safety, or Health Care Informatics.

Learn more about our Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership in Health Care Systems program and find out how you can become part of the next generation of nurse leaders. You can also find information about our post-master’s certificates, including our new Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certificate.

Like Florence said, no excuses.