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Looking through the right end of the telescope: creating a focused vision for a school of nursing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15559776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The challenges facing nursing higher education necessitate that academic administrators have a focused vision for their schools of nursing. Nursing, like other areas of higher education, embraced the concept of strategic planning to set priorities, use resources wisely, and take advantage of available opportunities that were consistent with the strategic direction. While there has been a shift toward a less-structured approach to planning, nursing deans need tools to assess the environment, make rational decisions, set priorities, plan for change, and develop strategies to meet the short-term and long-term goals of the unit. Given the challenges facing nursing education and higher education, the need for a planning approach is critical. The case study in this article describes a flexible and creative approach to the planning process that helped the University of Virginia School of Nursing set priorities and achieve its goals.
Paula Milone-Nuzzo; Jeanette Lancaster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nursing education     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0148-4834     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Educ     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-22     Completed Date:  2004-12-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705432     Medline TA:  J Nurs Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-11     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
The Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing, 201 Health and Human Development, East University Park, PA 16802, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Decision Making, Organizational*
Education, Nursing / organization & administration*
Faculty, Nursing / organization & administration*
Interpersonal Relations
Nurse Administrators / organization & administration*
Nursing Administration Research
Nursing Faculty Practice / organization & administration*
Organizational Case Studies
Organizational Innovation
Organizational Objectives
Professional Competence / standards
United States
Universities / organization & administration

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