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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.

August 2017 Vol. 12 No. 8

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Accepting the gift of feedback can lead to transformative change.
Key Takeaways
– Nurse retention is closely linked to the relationship staff have with managers.
– Avoiding career derailers is critical to leadership success.
– The most effective leaders are coachable and see feedback . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

By Donna Grande, MGA
Empower your team through shared responsibility.
In this world of social media, where people focus on self-promotion, it seems odd to address the issue of humility. But humble leadership is imperative in today’s world. Humble leaders are critical for creating environments that enable diversity . . .

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

Networks help you advance your career, provide high-quality care, and support your colleagues.

Professional networks are crucially connected to quality patient care.
Building a professional network can take two paths: a network in your immediate clinical environment or one created through an organization.
Professional networking has rules, such . . .

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

Use your clinical expertise to communicate with your community.
By Alice Benjamin, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

It’s no secret that nurses are the heartbeat of healthcare, working long hours to take care of patients and their families, including providing them with the education they need to understand their health . . .

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

Our trajectory as nurse leaders frequently begins when someone notices our clinical acumen and informal leadership skills. We’re handed a set of keys to an office and asked to take on a management role. Not surprisingly, we may question if we really know how to do every part of our expanding role, from budgets to quality metrics to program implementation and management focused on outcomes.

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

Employee engagement begins with an organization’s leaders… Management expert Ken Blanchard once said, “What motivates people is what motivates people” meaning that each person is motivated in his or her own way and by his or her own unique aspirations and preferences.

December 2017 Vol. 12 No. 12

As part of its ongoing initiative sponsored by the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation to recognize nurses in board leadership roles, the American Nurses Foundation interviewed Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN. Edmonson is the chief nursing officer (CNO) at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, a three-time designated Magnet® hospital.

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

Fatigue is common among shift-work nurses, and longer shifts and overtime are associated with increased patient errors and undesirable nurse health outcomes. Consistent with the American Nurses Association’s 2017 focus on the healthy nurse, one of the best ways for a workplace to promote nurse health is with its scheduling practices.

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