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  1. Formella, Nancy MSN, RN, CNAA
  2. Rovin, Sheldon DDS, MS


In article 1 of this series (April 2004), the profession of nursing was used as an example to illustrate the methodology of idealized redesign, focusing on the essence of nursing versus the numbers of nurses. Article 2 (June 2004) explored the compelling societal and organizational reasons for the redesign of nursing to occur now. In this article, the authors explore a comparative example of a successful redesign effort using idealized redesign for the renovation of part of a city. They also explore one group's attempt at using idealized redesign for beginning the redesign of nursing. Finally, a path forward for continuing this important and timely work is outlined.