Inspirational leaders: The ideal mentors
Being a nurse leader isn't an easy task in our often chaotic healthcare environment. Most nurse leaders face the stress of budget controls, staffing issues, technology advances, regulatory requirements, documentation needs, data reporting, and more. The future surely holds even more challenges for nurse leaders. It's often difficult to predict the knowledge and skills that will be needed in the years to come.1 But, even under these pressures, some stand out from the rest as great leaders.
When I look back on my more than 20 years of nursing, I recall an inspirational nurse leader who touched my career. This is dedicated to Pat Allinger, my mentor.