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Leading the Way

Using leadership power wisely

Learn how to use power in the service of others. Takeaways:  Leaders are entrusted with power and are expected to use it wisely. Sources of power include coercive, legitimate, reward, expert, and relationship. When using...

Take the chance

Jeannine Rivet’s legacy developed one leap of faith at a time. JEANNINE RIVET, MPH, BSN, RN, FAAN, retired executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group, has built her career on taking risks, trusting her instincts, and...

How reliable is your bedside shift report?

A large healthcare system shares its model for success. Takeaways:  Traditional bedside shift reporting may not focus on specific patient safety prevention methods.  An enhanced assessment can include targeted evidence-based actions designed to standardize patient...

Professional growth and development for nurse leaders

Keep your skills up-to-date with resources from ANA Enterprise. AS A NURSE LEADER, you make decisions that impact many facets of the healthcare landscape. Your colleagues look to you to lead them into the future. According...

Healthy Nurse, Healthy New Jersey

Leadership principles help guide campaign for RNs’ health. EDITOR’S NOTE: New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) received the ANA Enterprise’s Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Partners All In Award for 2018 with the most members to...

Empowering nurse health

Successful strategies for a healthier work environment CREATING a culture that fosters nurses’ health is a priority for Andrea Coyle, MSN, MHA, RN, NE-BC, who has served as Professional Excellence and Magnet® Program Director at...

A leader’s guide to implementing evidence-based practice

Lead the way to healthcare quality and safety. Takeaways: Healthcare leaders are key to the success of advancing evidence-based practice (EBP) and optimal patient outcomes. Leaders who are knowledgeable about EBP, who create a culture...

Diversifying the nation’s behavioral health workforce

SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at ANA celebrates 45 years.   LESS THAN one-third of graduates from U.S. master’s and doctoral programs are members of underrepresented ethnic minority groups. This is critical because a substantive body of...

High reliability in healthcare: The chief nursing officer’s critical role

CNOs can help lead the way to fewer errors and zero harm.   THE Joint Commission celebrated an important milestone last year. It’s been a decade since we announced our journey to high reliability and our...
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Called to serve

RN elected to Florida legislature shares her insights. WHEN she saw an open seat in the Florida House of Representatives, Janegale Boyd, RN, decided to take a chance and run. She beat the odds and...
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Promoting professional accountability and ownership

Nursing leaders set the tone for a culture of professional responsibility. Takeaways: Professional accountability is a commitment that you make to yourself and your career when you become a nurse to advance, grow, improve, and adapt...
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Strategies for nurse leaders

Turn your vision into a road map for others. AUDREY M. STEVENSON, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC, has spent much of her 30-year career in nursing and public health focused on finding ways to provide the...
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Should you pursue leadership? 10 questions to help you decide

 Take stock and prepare for success. Takeaways:  Leadership in today’s healthcare environment is challenging. This 10-question decision-making framework can help clinical nurses who are considering a transition to leadership. I FREQUENTLY ASK clinical nurses if they’re...