White Paper – Creating the next generation of nursing leaders

Opportunities in Nursing Leadership The demand for leaders in nursing is greater now more than ever. Leaders are needed to oversee departments and practices, serve on boards, and educate and groom the next generation. From being faced with an aging population, retiring nursing managers, and a new generation with unique expectations, there is a tremendous opportunity for new nurses who want to do more. Our emerging leaders will ultimately succeed our current establishment and continue the very important work being done to improve nursing practice environments, and most importantly, patient outcomes (Dyess, Sherman, Pratt, Chiang-Hanisko. 2016). Understanding what the current challenges are for today’s nursing leaders, and how we can solve them together is critical to creating the next generation. There are tremendous leadership opportunities for this new generation of nurses, and it is up to the current leaders to help them reach their potential.