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Designing Tomorrow: Bringing Our Own Chair… Leading the Conversations

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

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: December 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 12 - p 619–620
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000414
Departments: Spotlight on Transitions

A highly visible transition occurred earlier this year with the retirement of Pam Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN, from her role as CEO of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Ms Thompson was always an advocate of promoting the voice of nursing. This month, the spotlight will shine on a team of nurse leaders who found their voice, got involved, and led the conversation. We will trace their journey as they analyzed their situation, applied the evidence, and used their seat at the table.

Author Affiliation: Principal, Joan Ellis Beglinger Designing Tomorrow, Madison, Wisconsin; 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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