Nursing Leadership

Create a great work culture

For a successful leader, establishing the right environment isn't part of the job. It is the job.
nurse residency program

Effective transitions

ANA, nurse leaders support RN residency programs. Although most new nurses are excited when they finally begin their careers, their enthusiasm can be dampened by worries about keeping pace with new workloads, becoming familiar with...

Magnet journey creates parallel paths

Discover how the road to nursing excellence can also improve other departments.

Modifying the Magnet model: The shape of things to come

Learn about the next-generation model for the Magnet Recognition Program.

Understanding the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader

Learn how the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) role came into being, what educational preparation is required, and what CNLs do.

Breathe new life into unit staff meetings

Revive humdrum unit meetings by setting compelling themes and having staff members present agenda items.
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Leadership: A conversation with Joanne Disch, AARP Board Chair

Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, always knew she’d be a leader, but she didn’t envision chairing the board of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the world’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization, with...

Creating ethical environments in nursing

To uphold workplace ethics, leaders must send the message that unethical behavior is never acceptable, no matter who's demonstarting it.

In God we trust. All others – show me the data.

Ms. Patton makes it perfectly clear why she loves and believes in ANA's National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.