“I realized we needed to raise the bar as nurses and aspire to be leaders,” said Curran, former CEO of Best on Board and former member of Chamberlain’s Board of Trustees. “I wanted to showcase nurses, who in many ways seem ordinary, doing extraordinary jobs extremely successfully.”

Throughout her career, nurse leader Connie Curran, EdD, RN, FAAN, watched the most talented and effective nurses advance to the role of nurse managers. Whether it was because they had missed out on business courses, or they lacked nurse role models who had climbed higher, it was in these positions where the career progression of high-achieving nurses often stagnated. READ MORE