Developing Tomorrow’s Nursing Leaders: How the Future of Nursing—Campaign for Action Promotes Leadership

Part of the Advanced Practice in Nursing book series (APN)


This chapter describes the importance of nursing leadership and how The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AARP, and the AARP Foundation, promotes nursing leadership. The Campaign’s nursing leadership initiatives include the Nurses on Boards Coalition, leadership development programs, and mentoring programs. Three emerging nursing leaders describe how they have benefited from the Campaign’s leadership programs.


Nursing Leadership Mentoring Boards Leadership development Philanthropy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert Wood Johnson FoundationPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Office of Family and Community Health Improvement, Prevention and Community HealthWashington State Department of HealthSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Medical City Dallas HospitalDallasUSA
  4. 4.School of Nursing and Health StudiesUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas CityUSA

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