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Transformational Leadership: Visibility, Accessibility, and Communication

Clavelle, Joanne T. DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31826193d2
Departments: Magnet® Perspectives

The chief nursing officer of a Magnet® organization is a dynamic, transformational leader who develops and communicates a strong vision for nursing excellence and creates a foundation for exemplary nursing practice and excellent patient care. Transformational leadership is a core component of the Magnet Model®. The 3rd subcomponent—visibility, accessibility, and communication—is the focus of this article.

Author Affiliation: Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, St Luke’s Health System, Boise, Idaho.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Clavelle, St Luke’s Health System, Treasure Valley, 190 E. Bannock St, Boise, ID 83712 (

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.