How much influence should nurses have when it comes to reducing medical errors, increasing the quality of patient care, promoting wellness, improving efficiency and reducing the cost of health care? How much influence will nurses have on health reform in the next five to ten years, compared to other stakeholders? Which sectors will have the most influence? A new survey conducted by Gallup Consulting on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explores the perspectives of opinion leaders—including insurance, corporate, health services, government and industry thought leaders as well as university faculty—on nurses’ leadership and influence now and in the coming years.
The results of this first-of-its-kind survey, Nursing Leadership from Bedside to Boardroom: Opinion Leaders’ Perceptions, will be released at a news conference:
9 a.m., Wednesday, January 20
Holeman Lounge, National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
The news conference will be followed by a panel discussion about the survey’s findings, with:
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