Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 12(2) May 1999 : 41-44.doi:10.12927/cjnl.1999.19076

Profile of A Leader - Alena Jean MacMaster: Administrator, Educator, Professional Activist And Community Advocate

Gérène Gautreau and Patricia Winans


This paper profiles Alena Jean MacMaster, an extraordinary nurse leader, activist, visionary and humanitarian from New Brunswick. Her determination and drive were instrumental in fostering the development and progression of health care, nursing education and nursing services at the local, provincial, federal and international levels. "First, loyalty to the institution in which you serve. The patient is the most important person in the entire institution," was Miss MacMaster's guiding principle throughout her career.

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