The nursing strategy officer: a new and evolving role.Nurs Adm Q. 2008 Jul-Sep; 32(3):195-9.NA
As health systems have become more expansive, strategic and operational planning processes have become more complex. Enterprise-wide strategic plans now address a broad set of considerations that have significant impact across the organization, particularly nursing and patient care programs. Synchronous implementation of organizational strategies can be very challenging. Organizational capacity is constantly challenged with competing agendas. To drive the successful implementation of organization-wide strategies and optimize success, Cleveland Clinic Foundation established a new role modeled after other industry sectors, the Associate Chief Nurse for Strategic Planning. This article describes the genesis and focus of this new, important role.