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Leading Change

One of a Leader's Most Important Roles


  • Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNS, RN, FACHE, FAAN, is a professor and concentration chair in Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Systems at San Diego State University, and a research and professional development consultant at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns and Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, CA. The author reports no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships. Address correspondence to: