Original ArticlesNurse Leader Competencies Today and TomorrowMorse, Virginia PhD, RN, NEA-BC; Warshawsky, Nora E. PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FAANAuthor Information American Organization for Nursing Leadership, Chicago, Illinois (Dr Morse); and Graduate Nursing Leadership Programs, College of Nursing, University of Central Florida, Orlando (Dr Warshawsky). Correspondence: Virginia Morse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, American Organization for Nursing Leadership, 155 North Wacker Dr, Ste 400, Chicago, IL 60606 ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflict of interest. Nursing Administration Quarterly: January/March 2021 - Volume 45 - Issue 1 - p 65-70 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000453 Buy Metrics Abstract The coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in turbulent times challenging nurse leaders to adopt, adapt, and develop new leadership competencies to navigate current and future challenges. In never-imagined approaches, nurse leaders have responded to a different type of crisis management. In this new era, nursing leadership will need competencies to reshape the future of nursing and nurses' role in caring for patients, families, and promotion of healthy communities along with a focus on reducing health disparities. The pandemic has drawn critical focus on the health and well-being needs of nurses. The American Organization for Nursing Leadership and the Association for Leadership Science in Nursing have offered insights of nursing leadership competencies critical for practice and education in shaping the future. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.