The Potential Of A Nurse Leader Development Program
Repository Posting Date2016-01-28T20:59:59Z
Author(s)Johnson, Jennifer K.
Level of EvidenceOther
Research ApproachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practice
CINAHL HeadingsPersonnel Retention; Mentorship; Nursing Skills--Evaluation; Nurse Managers; Succession Planning
Objective: Will a nurse leader development program increased nurse leader self-reported competence and interest in remaining in leadership roles? Background: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing recommended programs be developed for nurse leaders to acquire skills, confidence and competency to lead healthcare redesign. Such structured programs haven’t occurred for the past three years at this large Midwest medical center. Many nurse leader positions remain vacant. Methods: Nurse Leaders were invited to voluntarily participate by completing a pretest/posttest demographic and AONE Nurse Manger Skills Inventory survey. An action research design guided the program implementation. Results: Participants self-reported an increase in leader skills and an increase in interest to remain in leadership roles in one, three, and five years. Conclusions: A Nurse Leader Development Program benefited the Nurse Leaders competence and self-reported want to stay. The 2-hour session strategy may be successful in preparing nurse leaders in future programs.
Advisor(s)Nogueras, Debra J.; Dean-Ousley, Tyra; Montgomery, Lou Ann
Degree GrantorCapella University
Date of Publication2016-01-28
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