Nursing Leadership for Change B. Dossey, T. Low, D. Larkin, M.J. Kreitzer

The nursing profession is at a pivotal point in its history. Nurses have historically been at the heart of the healing process with the charge to promote the patientís wellbeing in a holistic manner through compassion, commitment and thoughtful hospital administration. However, some may say that the original intention of nursing has gotten lost in the current medial system and the profession is declining. If current trends continue, the United States will be short 275,000 nurses by the year 2010. This session will outline the issues and explore solutions.