Leveraging Nursing Leadership

The evolving health care delivery system requires that nurses be full partners with physicians and other health professionals. In delivering increased patient-centered care, all nurses, from students, to bedside, to chief nursing officers, and in academia must act as leaders.

Nursing Leadership

For 11 consecutive years, Americans have ranked nursing as the most trusted profession.  Nurses are the largest sector of health care professionals, yet are viewed as having the least influence on health policy. The campaign understands that communicating the value of nursing leadership, and forging relationships are critical to providing opportunities. We are collaborating with state, national, and federal entities to further our initiatives. Specifically, the campaign is  developing a leadership learning collaborative that facilitates sharing between all states working on leadership; engaging stakeholders to promote nurse leaders; identifying and showcasing nurse-led interprofessional collaboration models in practice that provide nurses with the opportunity to lead change; and engaging diverse nurses and student nurse leaders in the campaign leadership work.
 
Perhaps the best way to understand leadership is to describe what it looks like. While we most often think of leadership at the national, federal and board levels, nursing leadership is also changing health care at the bedside, in practice and in the community. We will showcase stories that demonstrate what nursing leadership looks like at all levels and that offer a guide to nurses at all levels, including those that will be the national, federal and board leaders of the future.

 

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