Being effective at the top table: developing nurses' policy leadership competencies

Jane Salvage, Jed Montayre, Michelle Gunn

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Nurse leaders at all levels, from ward to board to international stage, need to be savvy about politics, policy and power. They should be at the top table in every health-related organization, and they should know how to make an impact in these challenging environments. Yet top nurses worldwide have few opportunities to develop their policy leadership competencies. The ICN Global Nursing Leadership Institute is a rare and successful example. For 10 years it has prepared top nurses from round the world to drive policy that improves population health, enhances health care, and advances the profession - a major theme at ICN Congress, Singapore, June 2019. Jane Salvage, programme director, introduced GNLI at a packed session in the main hall, and two alumnae, Jed Montayre (New Zealand) and Michelle Gunn (Australia), described their transformational experiences of it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-452
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Nursing Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Competencies
  • Development programmes
  • Leadership
  • Nursing
  • Policy
  • Politics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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