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Healthcare Reform: Unprecedented Opportunity, Unparalleled Risk

Beglinger, Joan Ellis MSN, MBA, RN, FACHE, FAAN

Journal of Nursing Administration: December 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 12 - p 621–622
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000001
Departments: Spotlight on Transitions

This department column is devoted to posing insights about transitions through, to and from, administrative roles in nursing. The unprecedented challenges posed by healthcare reform present new and complex challenges for nurse executives. The author discusses transitions in thinking and approach that will be needed to respond to the challenges and keep the focus on nursing practice excellence and patient outcomes.

Author Affiliation: Principal, Joan Ellis Beglinger Designing Tomorrow, Madison, Wisconsin, and Consultant, Tim Porter O’Grady Associates, Inc, Atlanta, Georgia.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Beglinger, 3528 Timber Lane, Cross Plains, WI 53528 (

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