Lead Like the Leader You Are (leadership series)
The social contract for “health” between nursing and society begins with the formation of each nurse, and educators are positioned to influence this social contract. Faculty may say “I am not a leader” because they may not hold a formal leadership role, but they advance the social contract to ensure “health”. The role of educators is similar to leaders. Educators are equipped to: (a) influence how graduates will navigate the changing healthcare landscape; (b) provide learners with tools for the Future of Nursing recommendations; (c) teach critical thinking for advocacy and policy positions. This session will demonstrate that educators are influential leaders since they are expected to shape nursing’s social contract and create a new vision for health.