Nursing Leadership:  Looking to the Future

The Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership is planning a series focused on the state of nursing leadership today and into the future. The demand for leadership in nursing is growing and expanding as the Canadian health system under goes significant change. The intent of this series is to prepare current and future leaders with information and strategies to ensure they are effective in their roles.

The editors are seeking submission of abstracts proposing manuscripts related to the topics listed below. We will review a range of formats – research papers, case studies, and practice and evidenceinformed perspectives, highlighting:

Nursing and Health and Social Policy Directions

  • Social advocacy
  • Social determinants of health
  • MAID
  • Indigenous health

The State of Nursing Practice Today

  • The evolution of nursing practice models since Nightingale
  • Workforce issues and challenges
    • Conditions impacting quality of care 
    • Employer challenges 
    • Perspectives from regulators, unions, professional associations and funders
  • Scope of Practice issues
    • RN vs RPN vs PSW
    • MD vs NP vs PA
    • Implications of the compression of practice
    • What will today’s trends mean for the future?

Nursing in the Future

  • Will nursing survive as a profession?
  • Perspectives from regulators, unions, professional associations and funders
  • What will entry to practice look like in the future?
  • What skills will be needed?

Creating an Engaged and Resilient Workforce

  • Helping individuals to build their own resources & resiliency
  • What leadership competencies are needed?
  • Developing leadership competencies among staff around change and innovation
  • How is nursing actually serving people?

We are initially looking for a 150-word abstract that provides detail on your proposed paper including key messages and potential value to readers.  Please feel free to contact us if you have comments, questions or suggestions. The deadline for abstracts is extended to March 1, 2018.

We look forward to receiving many interesting and important submissions.

To submit an abstract, please contact:
Dianne Foster Kent, Editorial Director, Longwoods Publishing