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Authors

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

Abstract

Nearly $200 billion of healthcare construction is expected by the year 2015, and nurse leaders must expand their knowledge and capabilities in healthcare design. This bimonthly department prepares nurse leaders to use 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 author uses Kanter's theory of empowerment to describe how nurse leaders can fully engage staff in health facility design.