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The Biggest Challenge of a Career

Hill, Karen S. RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FACHE

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: November 2009 - Volume 39 - Issue 11 - p 459-461
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181bd6017
Departments: Inspiration Point

This department highlights nursing leaders who have demonstrated the ability to inspire and lead change. This competency is seen in the ability to create, structure, and implement organizational change through strategic vision, risk taking, and effective communication. Each article showcases a project of a nurse leader who demonstrates change in a variety of environments ranging from acute care hospitals to home care and alternative practice settings. Included are several "lessons learned" applicable to multiple settings that provide insight for other nurses in executive practice.

Author Affiliation: Vice President/Nurse Executive, Administration, Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky.

Correspondence: Central Baptist Hospital, 1740 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503 (

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