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Nursing Leadership Institute Research Focus

Nursing leadership practice should be guided by evidenced-based research findings. The NLI is committed to studying the issues and challenges that Nursing Leaders confront and the competencies that ground their practice. Our funded research projects have included exploring the challenges of growing our future nurse leaders, leadership competencies needed by today's nursing managers and the leadership needs of nurse managers who supervise internationally recruited nurses. Currently, the director of the NLI is conducting national research with Clinical Nurse Leaders, Lessons learned in Innovation: CNL - Role Transition Experiences, a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Recent Publications

Sherman, R. (2007). Transitioning foreign nurses: Develop your cultural diversity.

Nursing Management, 38(9), 14-16.

Sherman, R., Bishop, M., Eggenberger, T., & Karden, R. (2007). Development of a

leadership competency model from insights shared by nurse managers. Journal of Nursing Administration, 37(2), 85-94.

Sherman, R. (2007). Leadership development needs of managers who supervise

foreign nurses. Leadership in Health Services, 20(1) 7-15.

Sherman, R.O. (2005). Growing our future nursing leaders. Nursing Administration

Quarterly. 29 (2) 126-133.


Nursing Leadership Institute Consultation

The Nursing Leadership Institute provides consultation on projects or initiatives for healthcare organizations. Our areas of expertise include the following:

  1. Leadership Development for Nurse Managers
  2. Charge Nurse Development
  3. Implementation of the Clinical Nurse Leader Role ®
  4. Management of a Multigenerational Workforce
  5. Leadership Development to facilitate the Transition of Internationally Recruited Nurses
  6. Development of strategies and assessment of grant funding opportunities for nursing departments in hospital settings