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This program prepares master's level nurses who are skilled in fulfilling leadership and executive roles within the health care system. 

The constantly changing nature of the current health care system demands master's level nurses who can serve as leaders for the nursing profession. There is an urgent need for nurse executives who can promote the growth of the profession as well as work to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

The program consists of graduate nursing core courses and Leadership and Innovation courses that have been combined to provide students with the requisite backgrounds in nursing concepts (theory and research) as well as in leadership and organizational models and theories.

Program Highlights

  •  Daemen is ranked among the top 50 nursing schools in the Mid-Atlantic region, placing it in the top 10 percent of all institutions considered for the national list released by
  • Students in this program get first-hand experience with participation and completion of a research project. These students work with a faculty chairperson and committee to develop and complete a research project of their own design.
  • Professors in this program have a wide range of research and clinical experience in the field of nursing and leadership allowing them to direct student learning effectively at the graduate level.
  • Daemen faculty is experienced in teaching and gives individualized attention to each student.
  • Leadership classes are offered on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.
  • Students develop an experienced based personal model of leadership that provides guidance and support as they advance in their careers.
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Daemen College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Baccalaureate nursing program (RN to BS program – includes 1+2+1 academic progression model) and Master’s/Post Master’s Certificate nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This is a concurrent visit with the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions for the purpose of re-registration and accreditation.

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 4p-5p on Wednesday, October 2, in Alumni Lounge in the Wick Center located at 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326
All written comments should be received by the ACEN by Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

Additional Information

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.

For more information, or if you would like to visit the Nursing Department to talk with faculty, please call 716-839-8387.