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Developing leaders: A shared responsibility

Take on challenges, seek support. We have the opportunity to speak to new and novice nurses about professional development several times a year. Inevitably, when we ask them their definition of professional development, we get...
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Advocacy: A lifetime commitment

Leading nurses through crisis, disaster, and everyday practice. Texas Nurses Association (TNA) CEO Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN, CAE, started her nursing career at a small rural hospital in northern Michigan, served as a full-time professor,...
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Academy recognizes nurse leaders for contributions

These nurses have positively influenced healthcare. The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) honored four nurse leaders during the 2019 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference for their outstanding contributions to nursing.   The Academy awarded its inaugural...

ANA 2016 Annual Report: Safety 360

Focusing on a culture of safety A culture of safety is what nurses want and strive for in their practice every day. It’s about being able to provide health care for our patients and our...

Advocacy for all

Patricia Ford-Roegner, MSW, BSN, RN, ACSW, FAAN, now a senior health policy advisor at Amplify Public Affairs LLC and principal of her own practice, PFR Strategic Affairs, recalls a time when she was the...
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Gen Y to Take Over. Prepare

In a previous blog post, we wrote about nurse managers being caught in the middle of a tug-of-war, trying to balance competing priorities: the need to improve care quality and patient satisfaction on one hand...

Developing a leadership legacy

Leadership means different things to different people. For example, it might be a position of authority or perceived power. It might be a role on a team or a persona someone carries with them. However you define a leader,...