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A nurse manager succession planning model with associated empirical outcomes

Titzer JL, Shirey MR, Hauck S

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:Perceptions of leadership and management competency after a formal nurse manager succession planning program were evaluated.

BACKGROUND:A lack of strategic workforce planning and development of a leadership pipeline contributes to a predicted nurse manager shortage. To meet the anticipated needs for future leadership, evidence-based action is critical.

METHODS:A quasi-experimental mixed-methods, 1-group pretest/posttest research design was used. Nurses working in an acute care hospital were recruited for the study and selected using an objective evaluative process.

RESULTS:Participant perceptions regarding their leadership and management competencies significantly increased after the leadership program. Program evaluations confirmed that participants found the program beneficial. One year after program completion, 100% of the program participants have been retained at the organization and 73% had transitioned to leadership roles.

CONCLUSION:Succession planning and leadership development serve as beneficial and strategic mechanisms for identifying and developing high-potential individuals for leadership positions, contributing toward the future nursing leadership pipeline.