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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.

November 2018 Vol. 13 No. 11

 Be an exemplary leader. 

You can cultivate a transformational leadership style no matter your role, position, or experience.
Transformational leadership characteristics can contribute to inspiring your teams, encouraging initiative and innovation, and improving care.

TRANSFORMATIONAL leaders inspire followers to achieve extraordinary outcomes and, in the process, develop their own . . .

August 2018 Vol. 13 No. 8

With support, education, and work-life balance, we can develop a new generation of nurse managers.

Nurse managers are experiencing significant changes to their roles with expanded scope of responsibilities.
Rapid expansion of responsibilities with little support can lead to stress and turnover of nurse managers.
To retain nurse . . .

September 2018 Vol. 13 No. 9

With perspective and a few tools, turn failure to your benefit.

Failure to achieve a goal can lead to doubts about our skills and abilities. 
Adopting an attitude of gratitude, focusing on past successes, finding time for self-reflection, improving wellness habits, and building a strong support system can . . .

September 2018 Vol. 13 No. 9

RNs embrace roles beyond the bedside.
Seun Ross, DNP, MSN, CRNP-F, NP-C, NEA-BC, is the director of Nursing Practice and Work Environment at the American Nurses Association (ANA). She’s published and lectured on numerous topics, including evidence-based practice, workforce management, RN work environment, competency, and . . .

August 2018 Vol. 13 No. 8

Make the business case for high-tech patient care.
Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, is senior director of innovation and leadership for Kaiser Permanente’s national nursing leadership and strategy team and a core team member for technology and interprofessional curriculum for the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. Weberg advocates . . .

July 2018 Vol. 13 No. 7

Loressa Cole: Lifelong commitment to making a difference
Loressa Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, celebrated National Nurses Week as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the ANA Enterprise, which is composed of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses . . .

July 2018 Vol. 13 No. 7

Rediscover your authentic self and regain your moral compass.
By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Tanya M. Cohn, PhD, MEd, RN


Your moral compass keeps you on a track that’s congruent with your values, beliefs, and sense of purpose.
Your authentic self is who . . .

June 2018 Vol. 13 No. 6

Nurse leader embraces financial planning and pays it forward.
After needing to raise money for her first nursing school admission fee, Irene Trowell-Harris, EdD, RN, Major General, USAF, Ret., became keenly aware of how finances can affect a person’s professional life. Subsequently, the financial and investment lessons she . . .

May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

Leading and engaging Millennials requires a new skillset.

Millennials expect more coaching and regular feedback than past generations in the workplace
A leader-coach mindset requires collaborative skills and less advice-giving.
Coaching, rather than traditional leading, may encourage Millennial nurses to grow in place rather than change jobs . . .

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