ArticleTeaching InnovationLachman, Vicki D. PhD, APRN, MBE; Glasgow, Mary Ellen Smith PhD, RN, CS; Donnelly, Gloria F. PhD, RN, FAANAuthor Information College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Corresponding Author: Vicki D. Lachman, PhD, APRN, MBE, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, 1505 Race St, Mail Stop 501, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (Vdl22@drexel.edu). Nursing Administration Quarterly: July-September 2009 - Volume 33 - Issue 3 - p 205-211 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0b013e3181acca9a Buy Metrics Abstract Innovation in healthcare is essential to solve the “wicked problems” currently facing healthcare. This article focuses on nature of innovation and how it operates, how innovators think and view problems, how the theory and practice of innovation can be taught in novel ways, and how organizational cultures foster or suppress innovation. Examples of teaching strategies and nurse-driven innovation illustrate the theory and practice of innovation. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.