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September 20, 2011

Dear Colleague,

While reading about nursing leadership for this issue of our eNewsletter, I learned so much about the issues that nursing leaders are facing today in this climate of health care change and the push for Magnet designation. I also was impressed to read about studies and programs specific to nursing leaders.

A favorite quote from my reading is from  Nurse Executive Practice: Creating a New Vision for Leadership in the September/October issue of Nursing Administration Quarterly:

"…the competency of nurse executive's roles and the leadership that they provide in a complex array of transformational activities is central to the profession's ability to fulfill its obligation to coordinate, integrate, and facilitate the relationships and activities necessary to sustainably transform health care in a 21st-century context."

In this article, the authors share information about the NORTH STAR SUMMIT: State of the Science on Nurse Executive Practice: Creating the Vision for the Future which took place this past June at the University of Pennsylvania. Topical issues addressed included 3 leadership practice domains: (1) professional and personal organizational leadership, (2) high reliability in nursing practice, and (3) transitions in care accountabilities.

Specialty Focus - Magnet Hospital: Are you a transformational leader?

Developing Nurse Leaders: A Program Enhancing Staff Nurse Leadership Skills and Professionalism

Blueprint for Nursing Leadership: Creating a Culture of Accountability

Nurse Executive Practice: Creating a New Vision for Leadership

Nursing Leadership From Bedside to Boardroom: A Gallup National Survey of Opinion Leaders

A New Culture of Leadership Service Over Self

The Perinatal Safety Nurse: Exemplar of Transformational Leadership

You can read this article in its entirety as well as more content on nursing leadership by exploring the articles in More Resources. You might also want to visit our Magnet Center for Nursing.

Watch for our next eNews issue with a selection of articles and CE for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.




Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
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