Title The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders, 2/e
Subtitle Leadership Inspiration, Updates for a New Generation!
Author Angela Barron McBride
ISBN 9780826123893
List price USD 75.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 314
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Praise for the First Edition:

Benefit from the inspiring mentorship of an AAN-awarded Living Legend!

“I have always recommended that nurses should read anything and everything ever written by Dr. Angela McBride. However, for this new book, I would go much further and tell the nurses that this book is a must for every nurse. I believe that any reader of this book will learn how to uncover and value their own experiences, affirm their capacity for leadership, and will look at leadership through a dynamic new lens. This is an inspiring book that will shake up current thinking about nursing leadership and will become a catalyst for developing more transformational leaders. This book transcends time, generations, and disciplines.”


Dean Emerita, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Praise for the First Edition)


The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders received the 2011 PROSE Award for the category “Nursing and Allied Health” from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars.

Written by an acclaimed nurse leader, scholar, and author, this prize winning book delivers an inspiring first-person narrative to help nurses at all career levels embrace and hone their leadership potential. The second edition expands on the original with updated material and five new chapters that focus on the dynamics of today’s healthcare environment. It addresses the complexity of our evolving healthcare system and aligns with new initiatives being championed by key nursing organizations.

Brimming with insight and personal anecdotes—while grounded in scholarly literature—this comprehensive and practical book addresses the major contemporary arenas of leadership: personal, organizational, and transformational. It discusses the personal qualities required of a good leader, the value of attaining self-knowledge, sustaining career optimism in the face of failure, orchestrating a career, achieving organizational goals, effective communication, the importance of strategic vision, and more.


New to the Second Edition:

  • Updated to encompass nearly a decade of changes in healthcare since the first edition was published
  • Sensitive to the interface between nursing service and nursing education
  • New chapters include:
  • The Shadow Side: Neediness and Failure
  • Building a Mentoring Network
  • Understanding Diversity and Inclusion
  • Aiming for Impact
  • Letting Go


Key Features:

  • Helps nurses at all career levels to embrace and develop leadership potential
  • Draws on the leadership expertise of an internationally recognized nurse scholar, pragmatist, and AAN awarded Living Legend
  • Presents real-life challenges and personal anecdotes


Foreword Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN



Share: The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders, Second Edition


Part I: Leadership as Personal


Chapter 1: “The Right Stuff”

Chapter 2: Knowing What You Know and What You Don’t Know

Chapter 3: The Shadow Side: Neediness and Failure

Chapter 4: Sustaining Optimism

Chapter 5: Orchestrating a Career

Chapter 6: Building a Mentoring Network


Part II: Leadership as Achieving Organizational Goals

Chapter 7: Naming What We Do

Chapter 8: Telling Others What to Do/What You Do

Chapter 9: It’s All About Communication

Chapter 10: Resource Development

Chapter 11: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion

Chapter 12: Appreciating Others


Part III: Leadership as Transformational

Chapter 13: Looking Back to Move Forward

Chapter 14: The Vision Thing

Chapter 15: Choosing Excellence

Chapter 16: Beyond the Discipline Specific

Chapter 17: Aiming for Impact

Chapter 18: Letting Go

The Leader


About the Editor:

Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN, is well prepared to write a book on the growth and development of nurse leaders. A mental health nurse and a developmental psychologist, she has long demonstrated an ability to write about complicated matters in a personal and accessible way, starting with her first book The Growth and Development of Mothers, which was recognized as one of the best books of 1973 by both The New York Times and the American Journal of Nursing. In the intervening years, she has provided leadership as dean of Indiana University School of Nursing, president of both Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Academy of Nursing, a member of two National Institutes of Health advisory boards, and a board member of Indiana University Health, the largest hospital network in the state. For her contributions, she has been honored with various professional awards and honorary doctorates, elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and designated as a “Living Legend” by the American Academy of Nursing. Passing on her leadership savvy, she spent 15 years designing the annual leadership conference sponsored by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, has chaired the national advisory committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, and was the founding chair of the national advisory council for the American Academy of Nursing’s Institute for Nursing Leadership.


As important as her professional credentials are, her personal story contributes even more to her understandings about how to orchestrate a career and work–life balance. Shaped by a Polish grandmother who dared as a young girl to arrange her own passage to the United States, a seamstress mother who never achieved her dream of becoming a schoolteacher, and a policeman father who wound up getting his GED at the age of 60, she grew up seeing education as the key to changing her circumstances. In 1965, she married philosophy professor Bill McBride, whom she credits with always asking her that stretch question “What do you want to do next?” They have two daughters and two grandchildren. Over her career, she has worked every configuration of part-time, full-time, and double-time, and there was even a stretch of more than a dozen years when her round-trip commute was 124 miles, so she is no stranger to the challenge of juggling time for self with time devoted to others.

Target Audience:

Helps nurses at all career levels to embrace and develop leadership potential.

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