How to build your nursing strategic plan

Best-in-class nursing organizations are streamlining their strategic plans, moving away from long documents that are all too often ignored and instead creating short strategic scorecards that can be read at a glance.

These streamlined strategic plans benefit nursing teams in many ways—they demonstrate how nursing is advancing critical organizational goals, help focus nursing leaders and frontline staff on those goals without spreading them too thinly, and give nurse leaders at-a-glance information on performance for their most important projects and metrics.

The following strategic planning resources are available to support you:

The Nursing Strategic Scorecard

This template features:

  • Direct links to our most relevant resources. Project owners can get a jumpstart on their projects by tapping into our tools, templates, and best practices.

  • Easy customization. It doesn't require any data entry or formatting—just delete what isn't right for your organization.

  • Easy-to-read formatting. The strategic scorecard is already formatted and ready to share with interprofessional audiences.
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How to Build Your Nursing Strategic Plan

This short guide will help you build more streamlined strategic plans. The guide contains detailed instructions on how to use the customizable strategic planning template, a sample strategic plan, and advice for avoiding the most common strategic planning pitfalls.

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