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An Essential Next Step for Nursing

Zimmermann, Deb DNP, RN, NEA-BC

doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31829d60b1

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Author Affiliation: Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA; Chair, Commission on the Magnet Recognition Program, Silver Springs, MD.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Deb Zimmermann, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, 1250 East Marshall Street, PO Box 980510, Richmond, VA 23298-0510 (;

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