Original ArticlesTrust and Nursing Delivering Effective Change Management and Driving a Culture of InnovationWymer, Joshua A. MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CHCIO, CDH-E, FACHE; Stucky, Christopher H. PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM, CNAMB, RN-BC, NEA-BC Author Information San Diego Market, Defense Health Agency, San Diego, California, and Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California (Mr Wymer); and Center for Nursing Science and Clinical Inquiry, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany (Dr Stucky). Correspondence: Joshua A. Wymer, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CHCIO, CDH-E, FACHE, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134 ([email protected]). The authors wish to recognize the late Patricia “Trish” Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(E), FAORN, FAAN, for her belief in nurse-led innovation and the power of nurse leaders to shape their organizations and the health care of tomorrow. The views expressed are solely those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the US Army, US Navy, the Department of Defense, or the US Government. Copyright:“I am a military service member or federal/contracted employee of the United States government. This work was prepared as part of my official duties. Title 17 U.S.C. 105 provides that ‘copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government.’ Title 17 U.S.C. 101 defines a U.S. Government work as work prepared by a military service member or employee of the U.S. Government as part of that person's official duties.” The author declares no conflict of interest. Nursing Administration Quarterly 47(1):p 13-19, January/March 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000553 Buy Metrics Abstract Trust is foundational for all interpersonal communication and activities in an increasingly networked and interdependent world. Trust is also essential to the effective delivery of health care and for building collegial environments rich in innovation and readily adaptable to change. As the world's most trusted profession and vested peer collaborators across interprofessional health care teams, nurses are uniquely qualified to shepherd change and foster an innovation mindset across organizations and systems. Innovation requires creative teams that are appropriately resourced and supported, and team-based innovation requires time, space, and safety for groups to realize their full potential and maximize contributions. Appropriate staffing, resourcing, internal engagement, and external partnerships are essential to successfully conceive, launch, sustain, and deliver change initiatives that successfully challenge the status quo. Diverse teams are vital to enhancing the performance, effectiveness, and delivery of change and innovation. Effective change management and innovation practices require courage and imagination, skills that nurses have long possessed. Nurses are uniquely equipped to champion human-centered design through all phases of innovation while bringing knowledge of patients and communities to bear in ways that deliver innovation, are respectful of challenges, and mindful of opportunities to strengthen individuals and communities. © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.