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Transitioning into a nursing leadership role has never been more challenging. The health care environment is characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. The recent crisis with COVID-19 has heightened awareness of the vital need for nurse leaders who can balance the organization’s needs with advocacy for staff. Yet, nurses are often promoted into leadership without the tools they need to be successful. Moving from a clinical role to leadership requires a different mindset and new knowledge, skills, and abilities. Both nursing staff and leaders in healthcare organizations have high-performance expectations of nurses who step up to become leaders. Knowing what to do and what not to do in leadership today can be challenging, especially for novices. The author, a nationally known leadership expert, breaks down the nuts and bolts of nursing leadership today. The essential knowledge, skills, and leadership behaviors are discussed using leadership examples. The book includes actionable strategies that can immediately be applied and help you move from feeling overwhelmed to feeling confident. The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership gives you tools and ideas to become an effective nurse leader, whether you are just beginning the journey or have years of experience. Let it be your toolkit and practical guide to a successful leadership career regardless of your clinical setting.