Date of Award

Fall 2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Committee Chair

Kathy Williams


Succession planning plays a pivotal role in the infrastructure of any company. Succession planning is designed to identify individuals with potential and prepare them as successors when the current leader vacates their position. With the ageing nurse population, increased role demand, and lack of interest from incoming nurses there is an increase in nurse leader (particularly nurse managers) vacancies. Through the implementation of a Nurse Manager Development Program, executives have the opportunity to strengthen the nurse manager pipeline and promote succession planning through early identification of potential leaders and placing those individuals through a 3-month program that focuses on the aspects of nurse management. At the conclusion of this program, participants will have the necessary tools and resources to successfully manage a nursing unit.

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