Leading the Way

Nursing leaders provide guidance, motivation, and support. Within this ANA exclusive content, you’ll hear from leaders throughout the profession talking about leadership skills, their own mentors, and the work they’re most proud of.

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Jaime is a nurse manager in a busy emergency department. He’s been in the role for 1 year and was beginning to gain confidence in his leadership abilities. Last week, he received the results of the Gallup Q12® Employee Engagement Survey, which his staff had recently been asked to . . .

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

Author: Joyce E. Johnson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Key takeaways

Only after we enter the practice setting do we begin to understand the ever-evolving impact of healthcare finance.
Learning the nuances of healthcare finance becomes critical to the work of nurses in achieving successful patient outcomes.
Financial terms underpin most financial discussions and transactions in the healthcare . . .

February 2017 Vol. 12 No. 2

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Mary*, a new manager in the operating room, prides herself on being a strong advocate for her staff, quickly acting on every issue with which she’s presented. So she’s a little surprised when her leader-mentor Susan tells her that she’s developing a reputation for being overly . . .

December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

Author: Stacy A. Byram, MHA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Use of various just-in-time staffing solutions (unit PRN staff, facility float pool, overtime, per diem agency, and travelers) to meet patient care needs creates a struggle for hospitals to remain within budget to achieve adequate staffing.

At Novant Health, a large, not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system that . . .

November 2016 Vol. 11 No. 11

Author: Cynthia M. Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Civility is not situational. What a leader must manifest all day, every day, is civility, because civility is—or at least should be—an expectation and imperative for all of us…especially in health care.
—Michael S. Woods, MD, MMM, author and healthcare consultant
Recognizing, addressing, and preventing incivility calls . . .

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Jennifer L. Titzer Evans, DNP, RN

In light of the predicted nursing shortage, nursing leaders need to take strategic action to prepare nurses to assume key leadership roles in the near future. Proactive succession planning programs are a key strategy for addressing the impending shortage of nurse leaders. Such planning involves identifying highpotential individuals and formally . . .