Nurse Executives Impacting the Human Experience in Health Care

Nurse Lead. 2022 Jun;20(3):249-252. doi: 10.1016/j.mnl.2022.02.007. Epub 2022 Mar 16.


The human experience in health care over the past 2 and one-half years has been unprecedented. Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, march on the United States Capitol, economic crisis, social injustice, and growing concerns regarding structural racism-our health system is under siege. Executive nurse leaders find themselves at the crossroads of motivating colleagues to provide excellence in nursing and patient care while confronting both a current and future shortage of registered nurses. Over 30 nurse leaders from around the globe meet and strategize on creating a preferred future for health care. The purpose of this article is to describe The Beryl Institute, the formation of the nurse executive council, the work of its members, and a collective call to action.