Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy

Graphic of the word "vision" to illustrate the 5 key components of the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the best nursing schools in the nation.

Creating a Leadership Destination

Current Landscape

In an era when health care is changing dramatically, nurses should be front and center in conversations about what comes next. Significant shortages in primary care providers have contributed to dramatic increases in the number of nurse practitioners nationally. Despite the prominence the nursing profession plays in health care -- 35 percent of the entire health care workforce in 2017 -- representation of nurses on hospital boards sits at just 5 percent.

New Horizons

Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is revered around the globe as an incubator for nurse leadership. With a transformational commitment from Marian and Michael Shaugnessy, the school can provide nurses with greater opportunities to learn about leadership across the spectrum of health care from direct care settings like hospitals to places where policies and regulations are created.

Your Leadership Destination

The Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy will enable nurses to have the knowledge necessary to catalyze changes within individual hospitals and entire health systems. This groundbreaking initiative will influence nursing education practices nationwide, conduct research on nurse leadership, and bring its best lessons to other cities through concentrated executive development programs. The goal is to increase quality of care; promote wellness; improve safety, efficiency and effectiveness; and reduce health care costs.