This courseexplores the ways nurses can provide leadership, influence, create and managechange for the promotion of health for individuals, families, groups andcommunities within the context of society and the world. Emphasis is placed onleadership roles of the nurse within all practice contexts. The role of thenurse within the current and evolving Canadian health care system is exploredincluding considerations of the impact of global trends and issues. Issuesfacing nurses in the current work environment will be discussed. Collaborativeand ethical approaches for working within institutional philosophies andframeworks will be explored.