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The McHugh Long-Term Care Nursing Academy was established at the Center for Applied Research in 2005 to support quality nurse managers in long-term care settings.
The academy created the Joan Anne McHugh Award for Leadership in Long-Term Care Nursing, which was awarded for the first time in 2006. This annual award recognizes an outstanding nurse who demonstrates:
To guide its activities, the McHugh Long-Term Care Nursing Academy published Scanning the Field: Nursing Leadership in Long-Term Care in March 2006. The report explores management training and leadership development programs and highlights major observations, cross-cutting themes, promising practices and issues for future consideration and action.