Certification for Nurse Leaders:: Recommendations for Practice

K. David Bailey, Joseph P. De Santis

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Using the available evidence, a recommendation for nurse leaders to voluntarily obtain and maintain certification in nursing leadership is presented. This recommendation for voluntary certification in nursing leadership is based on advancing nurse leadership as a profession, the commitment to lifelong learning, demonstration of specialty knowledge, commitment to nursing leadership, and role modeling professional behaviors. Nurse leaders with certification in nursing leadership demonstrate a commitment to provide quality leadership to the nursing profession, to health care organizations, stakeholders, and other nurses and health care providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-268
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Leader
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management


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