Getting Real About Caring


by Pat McClendon, RN, MSN, DNP

What I Discovered About Authentic Caring as a Nurse Leader and One Step Forward

Connecting nurse leaders and nurses around purpose and caring literacy in everyday work settings

About this book:

  • Tells a rare and personal story capturing the unique realities and core purpose of being a nurse leader
  • Part memoir, part guide
  • Offers caring engagement conversations—an authentic, nurse – centered leadership approach
  • Describes how to make caring engagement conversations a visible practice through caring literacy

What others say:

“This work of the author’s journey to conscious leadership … serves as a down to earth focus and direction, relevant and welcome in the daily lifework world of nursing and nurses.” ~ Jean Watson

From nurse leaders:

  • “This could have been written about me and my career.”
  • “I couldn’t put this book down. It was just what I needed – inspiring and helpful.”
  • “A must read for every nurse leader.”
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Publish Date: June 25, 2019
Page Count: 168
ISBN: 9781728303840

About the Author:

Pat McClendon has been a nurse leader and CNO, in community hospitals and corporate healthcare. Pat’s mission is to help other nurse leaders lead authentic caring. She attended the Universities of Oklahoma, San Diego and Colorado; completing a BA in anthropology, a BSN, MSN, and DNP. Pat founded Getting Real About Caring website and blog; and is an Author, Speaker and Caritas Coach®.