New Leadership Challenge: Creating the Future of Nursing

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F. A. Davis Company, 1999
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-- Leadership text specifically focused on nurses and nursing
-- Each chapter includes an abstract of the contents, a synthesis of extensive readings on the specific topic, and a variety of activities that will help the reader better understand the topic and its relation to leadership and the development of individuals as leaders
-- Makes distinction between leadership and management, that leadership is not an innate ability but one that can be learned and developed through conscious and purposeful effort, and that each nurse can advance as a leader in the profession
-- Extensive writings about leadership by experts in that field, and not limited to nursing
-- Provides a clear future orientation, including what organizations are expected to look like in the future, the skills that people associated with those organizations will need to survive and thrive, and the need to plan for a blending of professional and personal commitments
-- Pedagogy includes highlighted key terms in the text, summary of key points at the end of the chapters, critical thinking activities, references, and glossary at the end of the book

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Sheila Grossman, PhD, FNP-BC, APRN, is a Professor of Nursing and Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track at Fairfield University School of Nursing. She received a BS in nursing from the University of Connecticut, her MS as a Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, a post-masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Fairfield University, and her PhD from the University of Connecticut. She has worked many years as a clinician on a variety of medical, surgical, and critical care units and presently practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a primary care clinic. She is the coauthor of The New Leadership Challenge: Creating A Preferred Future for Nursing, which is in its third edition (2009) and received an AJN book of the Year Award and has also received an AJN Book of the Year Award for Mentoring in Nursing: A Dynamic and Collaborative Process (2007), and coauthored Gerontological Nurse Certification Review in 2008 with Dr. Meredith Wallace Kazer. She is the author of multiple chapters and journal articles on leadership, mentoring, gerontology, adult health, and palliative care. Her research interests focus on symptom management in palliative care, leadership, pedagogy, cultural competence, and adult patient outcome studies. She is active in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, American College of Nurse Practitioners, and is a certified End of Life Nursing Education Consortium Educator and a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation Site Visitor. She is the winner of the 2009 Josephine Dolan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Education sponsored by the CT Nurses Association.


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