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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 2012 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 inother organizations.


Nursing Management's editorial board will select the winner based on a point system assigned to the manuscript's readability, originality, and evidenceof credibility. We'll feature the winning manuscript in our January 2013 issue. The selected honoree will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the NursingManagement Congress2012, which includes round-trip airfare, conferenceregistration, and hotel accommodations. At the opening ceremony, he or she will be recognized by Nursing Management's editor-in-chief.


To enter, e-mail your manuscript to [email protected], with "Visionary Leader" in the subject head. Deadline to enter: July 15, 2012.