Nursing

Image of nursing: Impassioned advocate for nursing excellence

HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, January 1, 2010

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Each year, HealthLeaders Media selects 20 people who are making a positive difference in healthcare. They range from high-profile names who foster big changes to people whose names may not be familiar, but whose contributions to healthcare have inspired positive change. MSA is delighted to announce that one of our long-term contributors—Barbara J. Hannon—has been chosen as one of the 2009 HealthLeaders 20, and here’s an in-depth look at why.

“What MRP means to me is getting rid of the invisibility of nurses and putting nurses where they belong, which is out there at the forefront,” says Hannon. “I believe the MRP has the power to elevate the image of nursing and respect for it. We’re not just nice, sweet, ¬compassionate girls who hold your hand. We are ¬highly educated ¬quality-improvement experts who use evidence-based practice to produce the best care possible.”

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