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This article appeared in Nurse LeaderVolume 21, Issue 6, December 2023. It is open access and can be read in its entirety for free here 


The span of control of the nurse manager role argues for an interdependent approach to generate meaningful nurse manager recognition. As part of a larger descriptive qualitative study, nurse managers, directors, and chief nursing officers (CNOs) were interviewed using open-ended semistructured questions to examine a culture and climate of meaningful recognition. The purpose of this article is to advance the call to improve nurse manager recognition by the wider health care organization and community. Triggers and best practices to enable nurse manager recognition are presented based on observations with key stakeholders: CNOs, the C-suite, internal departments, and the wider community

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