What Is Your Global Nurse Leadership Policy Literacy?

Published:November 09, 2022DOI:


      The primary aim and objective of this article is twofold. Firstly, to advance strategic nursing policy and leadership awareness, and secondly to issue an action challenge to urge nurses to proactively assess their professional global nurse leadership literacy levels. By harnessing our individual and collaborative foundational policy competencies, our confidence is bolstered, and through collective leadership, we can advance our profession’s influence and impact, and further contribute to global health. My top 10 key global resources that I leverage in my capacity as chief nurse with the International Council of Nurses is shared strategically to inform, enable, and empower nurses as policy leaders locally to globally, from the bedsides to classrooms, and from the boardrooms to governments nationally, internationally, and beyond. Nurse leaders across health, social, and academic systems can strengthen and leverage their global leadership and policy competencies for the health of our world and profession.
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      Michelle Acorn, DNP, NP PHC/Adult, CGNC, FCAN, FAAN, is a Coldiron Fellow with the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, and adjunct professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Acorn was a Coldiron Fellow in 2022 and a Miller Fellow in 2021. She can be reached at [email protected] .