Published July 29, 2020
On July 21, the National Academy of Medicine announced that the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report has been delayed and will not be published until Spring 2021. In June, the expert committee leading this work changed the scope of the report to consider newly emerging evidence related to the COVID-19 global pandemic and include recommendations regarding nursing’s role in responding to the crisis. Additionally, the committee will take into account the dramatically changed context and rapidly deployed changes in clinical care, nurse education, nursing leadership, and nursing-community partnerships as a result of the pandemic.
In the July/September 2020 issue of Nursing Administration Quarterly, Dr. Sabita Persaud from the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Nursing published a new article titled Diversifying Nursing Leadership Through Commitment, Connection, and Collaboration. By 2043, more than half of the nation's population will belong to a minority ethnic group. While nursing has made positive strides toward increased diversity, this is not reflected in nursing leadership. This article discusses how organizations can support the leadership development of underrepresented minority (URM) nurses and highlights strategies that URM nurses can employ as they pursue leadership roles.
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