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Each year, Nursing Management journal's editorial board recognizes a nurse leader who views nursing as both an art and a science by promoting caring and competence as the link between science and humanity. This individual is named the year's Visionary Leader.

 

To enter the 2010 award competition, compose a manuscript of up to 2,000 words detailing a colleague's accomplishment in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a sustainable change in the work environment or clinical practice that has resulted in a positive outcome. The manuscript should articulate evidence that addresses the following guidelines:

 

* Work environment: Significantly influences the work environment through the implementation of creative strategies to improve a professional model of care, nurse satisfaction, or professional development.

 

* Clinical practice: Active implementation of strategies that support the advancement of nursing science through clarifying, refining, and expanding the nursing knowledge base by influencing patient care delivery.

 

 

The entry should address the leader's ability to sustain excellence through insight, inspiration, creativity, and the ability to reproduce results in other organizations.

 

Nursing Management's editorial board will select the winner based on a point system assigned to the manuscript's readability, originality, and evidence of credibility. We'll feature the winning manuscript in our January 2011 issue. The selected honoree will receive a cash award and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Nursing Management Congress2010, which includes round-trip airfare, conference registration, and hotel accommodations. At the opening ceremony, he or she will be recognized by Nursing Management's editor-in-chief and by a representative from B.E. Smith, this year's award sponsor.

 

To enter, e-mail your manuscript to Barbara.Miller@wolterskluwer.com, with "Visionary Leader" in the subject head. Deadline to enter: August 1, 2010.