Original ArticlesLooking Back to Move Forward Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Leadership Science in NursingJennings, Bonnie Mowinski PhD, RN, FAANAuthor Information Professor Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Correspondence: Bonnie Mowinski Jennings, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, 1520 Clifton Rd NE, Room 224, Atlanta, GA 30322 ([email protected]). The author wishes to acknowledge Mr Mark Lee, RN, BA, MS, BSN, for responding to email inquiries to ensure the perspective of the practicing acute care nurse was reflected. His responses are used with his permission. Mr Lee completed a BA in International Development at UCLA in 2012, an MS in Global Health at Georgetown in 2017, and a BSN at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, in 2019. He joined the RN workforce on March 1, 2020, as a staff nurse on a medical unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr Lee is clearly the future of nursing and already a leader on his unit. The author declares no conflict of interest. Nursing Administration Quarterly: October/December 2021 - Volume 45 - Issue 4 - p 268-276 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000485 Buy Metrics Abstract This article is based on an invited presentation delivered in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Association of Leadership Science in Nursing. The article begins with framing the historical context of nursing administration/leadership. The look-back includes a glimpse at the evolution of the Council on Graduate Education for Administrative Nursing into the Association of Leadership Science in Nursing. Two present-day leadership issues are then considered—turbulence and interprofessional proficiency. Lastly, the concept of problematizing is proposed as a strategy for moving forward. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow though are not tidy packages with good boundaries. The chronology, therefore, is not always linear. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.