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Website spotlight: Anatomy of a Nursing Image Awards nominee

Nurse Leader Insider, December 5, 2011

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Last week I was writing about hot topics at the annual Nursing Management Congress. This week I've had the honor of sifting through the shortlist of nominees for HCPro's 2011 Nursing Image Awards. The two seem unconnected, yet the same themes appear throughout and link the two.

The conference covered the changing face of healthcare and provided a chance to discuss pressing issues such as value-based purchasing and nursing's role. Attendees were buzzing about:

  • The Future of Nursing report: How to implement its recommendations and how it will change the profession
  • Value-based purchasing: How this will affect nursing and what nurses need to know
  • Patient engagement: There's more reason than ever before to pay attention to this topic, which nursing can really own
  • Quality: Preventing HAIs and best practices for any quality improvement initiative
  • Leadership: Being a better manager, improving communication, and retaining a committed and engaged nursing staff


These themes were reflected in the nomination essays of the nurses singled out by their peers for recognition. Here are some excerpts:

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