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Leading Nursing Into the Future: Development of a Strategic Nursing Platform on a System Level

Young, Joyce PhD, RN, CENP; Landstrom, Gay PhD, RN, NEA-BC; Rosenberger, Susan MS, RN; Guidroz, Ashley M. PhD; Albu, Alice MSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000107
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Leading and orchestrating the mission-essential work of 47 diverse hospitals toward a common vision with a supporting strategy is a challenge for any health care system. Trinity Health embraced this challenge while reorganizing the pivotal role of nursing in designing the future of health care delivery. This article outlines the roadmap utilized to create a common nursing platform to drive strategy aligned to future viability, strength, and growth across a system.

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St Joseph Mercy Health System/Trinity Health (Dr Young), Ann Arbor, Michigan; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Dr Landstrom), Lebanon, New Hampshire; Trinity Health (Ms Rosenberger and Dr Guidroz), Livonia, Michigan; and Ascension Health–SmartHealth (Ms Albu), Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Correspondence: Joyce Young, PhD, RN, CENP, St Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 5305 McAuley Dr, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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