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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

College of Health Sciences

Nurse Leader Profiles

Why is nursing leadership important? How does it work? Where does it work? How do you apply it?  Nursing leadership takes many forms. Each of the individuals pictured below have unique and equally important nursing leadership positions. Each of these leaders explain what constitutes nursing leadership in their particular role. Read on! Click on each person's name/title to find a fuller submission.

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Page updated: 8/22/2016

Leader in Health Policy: Faith Jones

Leader in Health Policy: Faith Jones

"Advocacy is nursing at its core, and taking a leadership role in advocating for policies that protects and improves the health of our patients is our ethical duty." - Faith Jones (click on the title to read full submission)


Leader in Direct Patient Care: Danielle Johnson

Leader in Direct Patient Care: Danielle Johnson

"To be a leader in direct patient care, you must be a teacher, an advocate, confident in your knowledge, and be willing to promote change in practice." - Danielle Johnson (click on the title to read full submission)


Leader in Public Health Nursing: Melanie Pearce

Leader in Public Health Nursing: Melanie Pearce

"There is an increasing need for public health leaders who can see what changes is needed and organize people, agencies, and communities to tackle those changes." - Melanie Pearce (click on the title to read full submission)


Leader in Professional Association: Emily Hill

Leader in Professional Association: Emily Hill

"I hope my leadership in UW Alumni Association Nursing Chapter (UWAANC) will set a positive example of remaining engaged and giving back to UW and students after graduation." - Emily Hill (click on the title to read full submission)


Leader in Student Nursing: Kali Howe

Leader in Student Nursing: Kali Howe

"It is important to start establishing a sense of leadership early on so those skills will continue to develop and progress throughout your career." - Kali Howe (click on the title to read full submission)


Leader in Rural Primary Care: Kimberly Schindler

Leader in Rural Primary Care: Kimberly Schindler

"Our patients in rural communities have the unique opportunity to see how we lead by example in how we treat others with respect in our personal lives and, often, how we take care of our own health." - Kimberly Schindler (click on the title to read full submission)


Leader in School Nursing: Christina Bartholomew

Leader in School Nursing: Christina Bartholomew

"School nurse leaders are the voice for students with healthcare needs; they are the translators of health care to the education administrative and teaching staffs. - Christina Bartholomew (Click on the title to read full submission)


Leader in Military Nursing: Maj. Samuel Millar

Leader in Military Nursing: Maj. Samuel Millar

"You motivate your people...leading by example, and leading from the front, while maintaining integrity, discipline, and a good moral compass." - Samuel Millar (Click on the title to read full submission)


Leader in Mental Education & Practice: Julian Good

Leader in Mental Education & Practice: Julian Good

"I believe successful primary care practice includes a coordinated integration of mental health care and primary care. Nurse leaders, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners in particular, hold key positions in this health integration model." - Julian Good (click on the title to read full submission)


Leader in Nursing Education: Jennifer Anderson

Leader in Nursing Education: Jennifer Anderson

"The most effective leaders are those who are comfortable with their leadership abilities and are able to allow those around them to be creative and do their jobs." - Jennifer Anderson (click on the title to read full submission)



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