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. Starting October 30, 2013, emerging leaders can enhance their skills in conflict management, leading through change, and building influence with the Change Ahead Live Seminar series, powered by Capella University. For advanced leaders, a 3-day immersion experience, Advanced Leadership for Health Care Professionals, takes place November 4-6, 2013, in partnership with The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Visit www.ana-leadershipinstitute.org to learn more about its 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.
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!