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Authors

  1. Stichler, Jaynelle F. DNSc, RN, FACHE

Abstract

Nearly US$200 billion of healthcare construction is expected by the year 2015, and nurse leaders must expand their knowledge and capabilities in healthcare design. The goal of this bimonthly department is to prepare the nurse leader in using the evidence-based design process to ensure that new, expanded, and renovated hospitals facilitate optimal patient outcomes, enhance the work environment for healthcare providers, and improve organizational performance. In this article, the editor discusses the leadership competencies that are necessary to ensure nursing input into the design of hospitals and healthcare facilities.