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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, Dr. Richard Hader, this award recognizes excellence in nursing leadership.

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


* Positive work environment. The leader significantly influences the work environment throughthe implementation of creative strategies to improve a professional model of care, nurse engagement, patient safety and quality, and professional development.


* Clinical practice. The leader actively implements strategies that support the advancement ofnursing science through clarifying, refining, and expanding the nursing knowledge base andinfluencing patient care delivery.


* Transformational leadership. The leader defines a shared vision, motivates and coaches teams toward the shared vision, and allows for shared decision-making within the team or organization.


* Mentoring. The leader functions as a mentor, encouraging and engaging team members toparticipate in the change process. In doing so, the leader embraces diversity and actively seeks opportunities to include differing opinions and viewpoints.



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, strength, and evidence of meeting award guidelines. We'll feature the winning manuscript in our January 2016 issue. The selected honoree will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Nursing Management Congress2015 in October, which includes round-trip airfare, conference registration, and hotelaccommodations. The winner will be recognized onsite during the conference program and mustbe present to receive the award.


To enter, e-mail your manuscript to mailto:[email protected], with "Visionary Leader" in the subject line. Deadline to enter: July 31, 2015.