A successful nursing strategic plan establishes a roadmap for the future. It gives nurses a direction to follow and can refresh and reenergize an organization. A robust strategic plan is a critical component to ensure excellent patient care and the best possible outcomes. In this month's Magnet® Perspectives, we unpack the essential elements that make a strategic plan effective, how to create and implement a plan that will work for you, and how to engage nurses at all levels in the process. We explore how strategic planning is used to guide the work of Magnet-recognized organizations and support nurses with the tools and resources they need to contribute fully to the care team.