About membership

Hospitals are asking nurse leaders to help shape new strategies, transform the clinical workforce, and improve outcomes—all while dealing with greater margin pressure, rising care complexity, a changing nursing workforce, and a growing list of nursing-sensitive measures tied to reimbursement.

For nearly 20 years, the Nursing Executive Center has helped nurse leaders, from the CNO to the frontline manager, address challenges just like these. Whether you work at a community hospital, academic medical center, pediatric hospital, or a large health system—we have resources that can help.

Our team of dedicated nursing experts work with leaders like you across the globe every day. We identify pressing issues and distill proven best practices. Then, we help you decide which solutions are best for your organization and provide the implementation tools to get you there.


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What you get with membership

Whether you prefer reading, listening, or meeting face-to-face, with membership you’ll get updates and insights from our team of experts, as well as opportunities to network with fellow nursing leaders addressing the same issues.

Best Practice Research

Browse our research library of hundreds of proven best practices from organizations across the country—and the globe. Our research addresses topics ranging from quality and clinical standardization to nurse engagement to manager skill development.

Implementation Toolkits

Use our ready-made tools and templates to give your nursing team insight into how your peers are tackling issues like first-year nurse retention—and learn how to execute those best practices at your organization.

Experts, On-Call

Are you launching a new project? Struggling with a longstanding challenge? Do you just have a nursing leadership question? Our research experts will hop on the phone with you to serve as an external sounding board and offer guidance where possible.


Hear our latest research and connect with nurse leaders in person or virtually at our annual Best Practice Summits and CNO Roundtables. Or participate in small, facilitated networking discussions that work with your schedule.

Educational Webconferences

Join our webconferences to get insight into how you can address challenges like nurse manager burnout, first-year nurse retention, nurse engagement, the experience-complexity gap, and more.

Dedicated Portal for Nurse Managers

Use our nurse manager portal to quickly find resources to support the daily work of nurse managers at your organization.

What our members Say

The Advisory Board is always advancing nursing excellence and appreciates the exceptional role nurses and nursing plays in the transformation of health care.”

—Ginger Malone, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Vice President Patient Care Services/CNO
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Madison

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