Out of chaos leaders emerged
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There has always been a recognition for the need of a strong nursing workforce in his- tory. After the end of World War II, President Truman in the Associated Press, 1946, February 28, stated that nurses are “one of the most important groups of health workers in the country.”1 More than 70 years later, in 2020, the Year of the Nurse, with more than 5 million cases of COVID-19 recorded around the world, “nurses were standing firm against the onslaught of the virus and have saved many thousands of lives” (ICN President, 2020).2 Toward the end of 2019, our world changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and our lives, both personally and professionally, were irrevocably altered. Although hailed as heroes,3 nurses were faced with finding new ways of living and new ways of work- ing while navigating this changed landscape. For nurses across the globe, numerous new challenges emerged but so too has there been the emergence of a resilient work- force with new learning and ways of doing.