1. Immler, Katie RN

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In "Developing New Nursing Leaders" (Perspectives on Leadership, June), Beverly Hancock highlights some valid reasons why many staff nurses are reluctant to become leaders or pursue leadership roles.


As a relatively new nurse (for less than four years), I've encountered various nurse managers-some who were exemplary leaders and others who were not. The managers I remember most fondly are those who offered encouragement and pointed out strengths I wasn't even aware I possessed. Their encouragement fostered my professional growth and confidence, providing me with a great start up the leadership ladder. It would be beneficial if all nurse mentors and leaders could take this positive approach.


Katie Immler, RN


Raleigh, NC