Evolutionary emergent: chief nurse executive as chief vision officer.
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.
Attitude of Health PersonnelChief Executive Officers, HospitalClinical GovernanceCommunicationDecision Making, OrganizationalHumansInterprofessional RelationsKnowledgeLeadershipNew York CityNurse AdministratorsNurse's RoleNursing TheoryOrganizational CultureOrganizational ObjectivesPower, PsychologicalProblem Solving