Evolutionary emergent: chief nurse executive as chief vision officer.Nurs Sci Q. 2010 Jan; 23(1):72-6.NS
Barrett's power theory provides a theoretical framework that can be applied to the practice of nursing administration. From this perspective, the role of the system chief nurse executive can be seen as an evolutionary emergent, that of chief vision officer. Various organizational initiatives relevant to this role are discussed as exemplars of practice informed by the Barrett's power theory.