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Trust: A Core Value of Healthy Organizations

Luzinski, Craig MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Journal of Nursing Administration: November 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 11 - p 497–498
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182714550
Departments: Magnet® Perspectives

In this month’s column, the Director of the Magnet Recognition Program® provides an overview of the concept of smart trust. After hearing Stephen M. R. Covey speak at the 2012 national Magnet Conference®, Mr Luzinski became intrigued by this concept. The 5 smart actions identified as common among highly successful leaders and organizations are reviewed. The application of the smart actions by nurse leaders in Magnet®-recognized organizations may lead to creating greater prosperity, energy, and joy in a low-trust world.

Author Affiliation: Director, Magnet Recognition Program®, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, Maryland.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Mr Luzinski, 8515 Georgia Ave, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.