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  1. Storey, Susan MSN, RN, AOCNS
  2. Linden, Elizabeth MSN, RN
  3. Fisher, Mary L. PhD, RN, CNAA, BC


Implementing a professional practice model is a highly complex organizational change that requires expert leadership to be successful. What are the aspects of successful leadership in implementing such a practice change, and how can those behaviors be transferred to other leaders? The authors describe qualitative research that examined this question by interviewing key leaders who are seen by peers as exemplifying the components and intent of one professional practice model. Using their responses to educate peers is seen as a method to expand their best practices. The authors recommend methods to disseminate these best practices in other organizations.