If nurses are to remain central in restructuring efforts, their professional values must be at the core. Nurse administrators play a key role in promulgating values. The authors examined philosophy of nursing documents to identify professional values and found them to be lacking. They discuss their findings and their implications for nurse executives.
Mary Jane Schank, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Darlene Weis, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Marquette University, College of Nursing, Janice Ancona, MSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.