Preparing Nurse Leaders for 2030

Preparing Nurse Leaders for 2030

The leadership skills required by nurses are increasingly complex and continue to evolve in response to a dynamic healthcare system, an increasingly global society, emerging technologies, and new role expectations. This presentation will explore 7 competencies nurse leaders must begin now to further develop to positively impact the healthcare system and their profession in the future, including: 1- A global perspective or mindset 2- Balancing the need for and use of emerging technologies with the human element and caring 3- Genetics and genomics 4- Understanding and expanding personal and professional power 5- Media and branding skills 6- Interprofessional collaborative and team-building skills 7- Change management.


Carol L. Huston, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN

Carol Huston, MSN, DPA, FAAN was a Professor in the School of Nursing at California State University, Chico (CSUC) 1982-2019 and as Director of the School 2010-2015. Dr. Huston was named one of seven Master Teachers in 1999/2001 as well as the CSUC Outstanding Teacher in 2001/2002. She was also named Outstanding Professor for CSUC in 2008/2009 and Professor Emerita in 2020. Dr. Huston served as the 2007-2009 President of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She served on the Board of Trustees for Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA from 2011-2019 and as Chairman of that board from 2016-2019. Dr. Huston also served as lead faculty for the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy 2014-2019 and as a Leadership Consultant for the STTI Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership 2015-2019. Dr. Huston was inducted in to the CSUC Retired Faculty Hall of Honor in 2016 and received the 2020–21 Distinguished Alumni award from the University of Iowa College of Nursing. Dr. Huston is the author/co-author of seven tbooks on leadership, management, and professional issues in nursing (27 total editions) and has published >150 articles in leading professional journals. Her co-authored book “Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing” has been translated into five languages and two of her books were named AJN books of the year. Her first children’s book, When Little Girls Dream, published in 2019. In addition, Dr. Huston has keynoted more than 300 nursing and healthcare conferences worldwide. She is the co-developer of the Marquis-Huston Model for Teaching Critical Thinking, which has been recognized internationally by nurse scholars. Dr. Huston’s passions include emerging technologies in healthcare, medical errors as a threat to quality health care, and empowerment of the nursing profession.