Beautiful full-color photographs and the accumulated wisdom from 23 well-known nurse leaders make Words of Wisdom from Pivotal Nurse Leaders a book for every nurse who seeks inspiration, tempered with real-world savvy. Authors Beth Houser and Kathy Player provide commentary for each section and give readers suggestions for applying the leaders’s advice in practice. Words of Wisdom is a companion piece to the acclaimed series Pivotal Moments in Nursing, Volume I and Volume II.
About the Authors
Beth P. Houser, DNSc, FNP, NEA-BC, is chief nursing officer of Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine in Texas. Previous leadership roles include director of critical care and telemetry at Scottsdale Healthcare and director of nursing research and the Magnet (a designation for hospitals that indicates nursing care is at the highest level) project for John C. Lincoln-North Mountain in Arizona. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. She guest lectures at national conferences and publishes on both leadership and Magnet. Her articles have appeared in nursing leadership journals such as the Nursing Administration Quarterly. Houser is coauthor of Pivotal Moments in Nursing, Volume I and Words of Wisdom from Pivotal Nurse Leaders.
Kathy N. Player, EdD, RN, MSN-MBA, is president of Grand Canyon University. She previously held the positions of provost and chief academic officer, Grand Canyon University, and dean of the Ken Blanchard College of Business and the College of Entrepreneurship, chair of professional studies, and director for the RN-BSN program. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. She lobbies actively at both the local and national levels for nurses and nursing issues. Player is coauthor of Pivotal Moments in Nursing, Volume I and Words of Wisdom form Pivotal Nurse Leaders. Her articles have appeared in nursing leadership journals such as the Nurse Leader She has been interviewed by leading nursing publications such as American Nurse Today and Nursing Spectrum about the nursing shortage.