Little Falls Hospital (LFH), part of Bassett Healthcare Network, recently announced that Loretta Mosher, nurse manager of education for Bassett’s northern region, has achieved her master’s degree in nursing (MSN).
Nurse executives are responsible for performing leadership roles in the nursing field and promoting creativity within nursing teams. Additionally, they demonstrate financial responsibility and provide employees with continuing education opportunities. Nurse executives design and manage patient care plans and cultivate networks for quality care and wellness.
To become a nurse executive, individuals must earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing followed by an MSN. The master’s program generally takes two years to complete. Mosher received her master’s at Chamberlain University’s College of Nursing based in Chicago.
“I wanted to obtain my master’s as a nurse executive to develop skills in nursing leadership, enhance communications, propel organizational development and foster critical thinking. These skills will help with process improvement and project management,” says Mosher.
Mosher started at Little Falls Hospital in 2006. From 2006 to 2014, she worked in LFH’s emergency department then transitioned to quality resources until 2017. From 2017 to present, Mosher has worked in nursing education, most recently accepting a position as Bassett Healthcare Network’s Regional nurse manager of education in December 2020.