Operationalizing a nursing philosophy

Patricia Graham, Suzanne Constantini, Barbara Balik, Becky Bedore, Mary Cm Hooke, Darleen Papin, Marilyn Quamme, Roberta Rivard

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A traditional philosophy statement can be transformed into a positioning statement that articulates a “vision” for a department of nursing and provides a framework when planning to thrive rather than merely survive in today’s changing and competitive health care environment. Internal and external forces appropriately assessed enable nurse executives to empower staff to respond proactively to change and prepare for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1987


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