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Looking Through the Eyes of Nursing Leaders: The Boston Marathon Tragedy

Vitello-Cicciu, Joan M. PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAHA, FAAN; Quin, Mathew MSN, RN

Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182a23be3
Departments: Spotlight on Leadership

This department column profiles the experiences of nurse leaders in dealing with the recent tragedy in Boston. The inspiration and lessons learned are important for all nursing executives as we work with our staff members and community to handle the unknown in a changing environment.

Author Information

Author Affiliations: Associate Chief Nurse (Dr Vitello-Cicciu), Director of Burn/Trauma/SICU and Intermediate Care Areas (Mr Quin), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Vitello-Cicciu, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA, 02117 (

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