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Nursing Management journal's editorial board is recognizing 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. Named in honor of the journal's long-standing and highly-respected editor-in-chief and conference chairperson Richard Hader, this award recognizes excellence in nursing leadership.

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To enter the award competition, compose a manuscript of up to 2,000 words detailing your own-or 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: Actively implements 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 applicability to other organizations.


Nursing Management's editorial board will select the winner based on the manuscript's readability, originality, and evidence of credibility. We'll feature the winning manuscript in our January 2014 issue. The selected honoree will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Nursing Management Congress2013, which includes round-trip airfare, conference registration, and hotel accommodations. The winner will be recognized onsite during the conference program.


To enter, e-mail your manuscript to, with "Visionary Leader" in the subject head. Deadline to enter: July 15, 2013.