Combining Nurse Leadership

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Combining Nurse Leader with Advocacy Advocacy is not a new concept for the profession of nursing. Many nursing leaders including Florence Nightingale, have supported the concept of nurse accountability to lead changes that improve patient and population healthcare while protecting the needs and advancements of the nursing profession. (Stanford, 2012). Nursing leadership is key to effective advocacy and well documented in the writings of Ms. Nightingale (Selandars & Crane, 2012). Today’s nurse must understand the definition of advocacy as it relates to quality and safe healthcare for patients, families and communities. Tomajon (2012), states that advocacy is “seeing a need and finding a way to address it” (as cited by Amidei, 2010).
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