Nightingale II: nursing leaders re-membering community.
ABSTRACT As the health care field moves into the 21st century, the discipline is moving into new forms of service and leadership. This article presents a view of nursing leadership from the vantage point of community. Values, beliefs, and the changing roles of nursing leadership in creation of new order are examined along with skills and capacities necessary to accomplish the task at hand.
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