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Leaders do more than delegate, dictate, and direct. Leaders help others achieve their highest potential. At ANA, we empower nurses to be professional, competent leaders in healthcare. Through a variety of educational and advocacy activities, our work increases the leadership capacity of nurses to advance health and lead change.

Looking to learn more? Use the resources below to expand your leadership qualities.

ANA Leadership Institute
Increase your leadership impact and enhance your career. Visit the ANA Leadership Institute™ to learn more about the exciting programs and offerings for nurses and nurse leaders and all stages of a career trajectory. Check out the new self-paced courses, developed in partnership with Capella University, on topics including Becoming a Transformational Leader, Agile Decision-Making, Moral Courage and more. Additional on demand seminars are available covering change management and leadership acumen. Learn more about these seminars through the program offerings catalog. The ANA Leadership is also hosting a 2-day immersion program, Innovation and the Triple Aim: Advancing Leadership in Transforming Health Care, on September 23-24, 2014, in partnership with The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Visit www.ana-leadershipinstitute.org to learn more about these and other programs.

IOM Future of Nursing Report
This report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls on nurses to take a greater role in America’s increasingly complex health care system. ANA supports the report and works hard to implement the recommendations, particularly around leadership, education, and scope of practice. See what ANA is doing to fulfill the vision of this critical report.

Navigate Nursing
As an ongoing development program, Navigate Nursing provides leadership enhancements opportunities through online resources that focus on the following individual nurse leadership competencies: Professional Success, Patient Care Environments, and Personal Development. Popular topics include: “How to Become an Exceptional Charge Nurse”, “Conflict Management Techniques”, and “Career Coaching” Learn More about this exciting program.

National Nurses Week
This signature week is held every year, May 6-12, to recognize and celebrate the impact of nurses and their leadership towards better health in America. In 2011, ANA held a video contest with the theme “I am a Nurse; I am a Leader”. Visit the NNW History, part of the NNW Media Kit to learn more about NNW.

Essential Reading for Nurse Leaders
ANA’s leadership book package is perfect for nurse leaders in all practice areas. Get your copy today at NursesBooks.org!

Nurses on Boards Coalition
The American Nurses Foundation is part of the Nurses on Boards Coalition, whose goal it is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies. All boards benefit from the unique perspective of nurses to achieve the goals of improved health and efficient and effective health care systems at the local, state and national levels.