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Nurse Manager Competencies Supporting Patient Engagement

Deyo, Patricia MSN, RN; Swartwout, Ellen PhD, RN, NEA-BC; Drenkard, Karen PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: March 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 3 - p S19–S26
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000318
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Patient engagement is an important element in transitioning care delivery to achieve population health management goals. Providers are challenged to develop care delivery processes that better engage patients in their life journey across the healthcare continuum. Nurse leaders are central to this process. Building upon the American Organization of Nurse Executives competencies for nurse executives, the nurse manager role requires specific skills to translate the vision of patient engagement into practice.

Author Affiliations: Nurse Consultant (Ms Deyo), Vice President/Research & Analytics (Dr Swartwout), Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Nurse (Dr Drenkard), GetWellNetwork, O’Neil Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Deyo, GetWellNetwork, 7700 Old Georgetown Rd, 4th Fl, Bethesda, MD 20814 (pdeyo@getwellnetwork.com).

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