Today's health care environment is complex and creates demands requiring the professional nurse to be an astute critical thinker, confident and competent when caring for patients and families in multiple health care settings. However, since organizations are faced with increasing demands on resource utilization and simultaneous cost reductions, adequate attention to ensuring successful transition for the newly licensed nurse may be not be appropriately designed, managed, supported or evaluated.
Nurse leaders provide the vital link between the administrative strategic plan and the point of care. They are responsible for creating safe, healthy environments that support the work of the health care team and contribute to patient engagement. Nurse lea ders’ proactive behavior can mean the difference between medical mishaps and the development of innovative care delivery models.
Technology is integrated into the fabric of health care and will most likely become increasingly part of the core fiber. The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) recognizes the significant role technology will play in our future. In support, AONE leadership has developed several tools to assist nurse leaders in incorporating technology into their work.