Leading the Way

Empowering nurse health

Successful strategies for a healthier work environment CREATING a culture that fosters nurses’ health is a priority for Andrea Coyle, MSN, MHA, RN, NE-BC, who has served as Professional Excellence and Magnet® Program Director at...

A leader’s guide to implementing evidence-based practice

Lead the way to healthcare quality and safety. Takeaways: Healthcare leaders are key to the success of advancing evidence-based practice (EBP) and optimal patient outcomes. Leaders who are knowledgeable about EBP, who create a culture...

Diversifying the nation’s behavioral health workforce

SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA celebrates 45 years.   LESS THAN one-third of graduates from U.S. master’s and doctoral programs are members of underrepresented ethnic minority groups. This is critical because a substantive body of...

High reliability in healthcare: The chief nursing officer’s critical role

CNOs can help lead the way to fewer errors and zero harm.   THE Joint Commission celebrated an important milestone last year. It’s been a decade since we announced our journey to high reliability and our...
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Called to serve

RN elected to Florida legislature shares her insights. WHEN she saw an open seat in the Florida House of Representatives, Janegale Boyd, RN, decided to take a chance and run. She beat the odds and...
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Promoting professional accountability and ownership

Nursing leaders set the tone for a culture of professional responsibility. Takeaways: Professional accountability is a commitment that you make to yourself and your career when you become a nurse to advance, grow, improve, and adapt...
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Strategies for nurse leaders

Turn your vision into a road map for others. AUDREY M. STEVENSON, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC, has spent much of her 30-year career in nursing and public health focused on finding ways to provide the...
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Should you pursue leadership? 10 questions to help you decide

 Take stock and prepare for success. Takeaways:  Leadership in today’s healthcare environment is challenging. This 10-question decision-making framework can help clinical nurses who are considering a transition to leadership. I FREQUENTLY ASK clinical nurses if they’re...
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Living Legends make their mark on nursing

Accomplishments positively impact health and healthcare FOR SOME NURSES, their work stands the test of time. Such is the case with seven nurse leaders who received the American Academy of Nursing’s highly acclaimed designation of...
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Three Good Things: Build resilience and improve well-being

This simple tool can help staff change their outlook and improve care. Takeaways: As nursing leaders, we must recognize the importance of building staff resilience and improving the well-being of our caregivers. Three Good Things...
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Interprofessional education

Nurse leader aims to improve patient care.  SHANNON COLE, DNP, APRN-BC, from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, is an avid proponent of interprofessional education. She sees it as a crucial way to ensure better care...
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Inspire others through transformational leadership

 Be an exemplary leader.  Takeaways: You can cultivate a transformational leadership style no matter your role, position, or experience. Transformational leadership characteristics can contribute to inspiring your teams, encouraging initiative and innovation, and improving care. TRANSFORMATIONAL...
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Forensic files

Bringing nursing expertise to the fight against violence. NANCY CABELUS, DNP, APRN, AFN-BC, a Connecticut Nurses Association member, has been a state trooper, a major crimes detective, a forensic nurse, and a U.S. diplomat. She’s traveled...