Pat McClendon DNP RN

Helping Nurse Leaders Help Nurses  —  Find Meaning, Purpose, Fulfillment In Nursing

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How Do Vulnerability and Leadership Work Together?

I’ve always worked with smart, good people, well-meaning people who wanted to make a difference in healthcare. We worked hard and I think felt good about what we were accomplishing together. But were we thriving? Were we transformative?  No. Yes, the goals were met, but the controls and conformity were pretty tight.  And it’s my […]

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Thriving In Nursing – Is It Really About Vulnerability ?

Nursing Retention Strategies There is a clear distinction in nursing retention strategies.  There are those strategies that help nurses survive and those that help nurses thrive in nursing. Survival strategies – environmental and work flow improvements that mitigate the external job stressors Thriving strategies – cultivation of nurses’ inner resources to help reduce personal stressors, and […]

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