Participants' Perspectives of an “Insightful and Inspirational” Nurse Manager Succession Planning Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308475
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Participants' Perspectives of an “Insightful and Inspirational” Nurse Manager Succession Planning Program
Author(s):
Titzer, Jennifer; Hauck, Sheila; Shirey, Maria R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Psi
Author Details:
Jennifer Titzer, MSN, RN, RT(R), RCIS, jltitzer@usi.edu; Sheila Hauck, DNP, RN, OCN, NEA-BC; Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Purpose A shortage of competent nurse managers threatens effective nurse leadership critical to ensuring healthy work environments, quality patient outcomes, and sound fiscal healthcare organizations.  The nurse manager shortage exists partly due to a lack of strategic workforce planning and development of a leadership pipeline.  Healthcare has failed to strategically plan for future leadership and deliberate action is critical.  Outcomes from healthcare succession planning program models are limited and require further evaluation.

Methods A formal nurse manager succession planning program was developed and implemented.  Program recruitment was open to all nurses working in an acute care hospital not currently holding but aspiring to formal nursing leadership positions.  Nurses interested completed an application and were selected using an objective evaluation process.  Ten nurse participants completed the 12 month program including monthly workshops, online management modules, and experiential learning activities.

Results Ninety percent of the participants reported the program met or exceeded their expectations.  Monthly, mid-program, and summative evaluations confirmed participants found the program beneficial and transformational validating the program provided invaluable knowledge and experience related to the nurse manager role.   Participants’ comments revealed five common themes including insight and inspiration, resource and network building, experiential (real life) learning, relationship building, and improved competency.

Conclusions Succession planning provides a beneficial and strategic method for identifying and developing high potential individuals, which contributes toward creating a future leadership pipeline.  Succession planning implies a vested interest in human capital development, improves leadership continuity, and supports organizational success.  The described program provides a replicable model with outcomes supporting succession planning provides valuable experiences for nurses seeking future leadership roles.

Keywords:
leadership; succession planning; nurse manager
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParticipants' Perspectives of an “Insightful and Inspirational” Nurse Manager Succession Planning Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTitzer, Jenniferen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHauck, Sheilaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShirey, Maria R.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Psien_GB
dc.author.detailsJennifer Titzer, MSN, RN, RT(R), RCIS, jltitzer@usi.edu; Sheila Hauck, DNP, RN, OCN, NEA-BC; Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAANen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308475-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><b>Purpose</b> A shortage of competent nurse managers threatens effective nurse leadership critical to ensuring healthy work environments, quality patient outcomes, and sound fiscal healthcare organizations.  The nurse manager shortage exists partly due to a lack of strategic workforce planning and development of a leadership pipeline.  Healthcare has failed to strategically plan for future leadership and deliberate action is critical.  Outcomes from healthcare succession planning program models are limited and require further evaluation. <p><b>Methods </b>A formal nurse manager succession planning program was developed and implemented.  Program recruitment was open to all nurses working in an acute care hospital not currently holding but aspiring to formal nursing leadership positions.  Nurses interested completed an application and were selected using an objective evaluation process.  Ten nurse participants completed the 12 month program including monthly workshops, online management modules, and experiential learning activities. <p><b>Results</b> Ninety percent of the participants reported the program met or exceeded their expectations.  Monthly, mid-program, and summative evaluations confirmed participants found the program beneficial and transformational validating the program provided invaluable knowledge and experience related to the nurse manager role.   Participants’ comments revealed five common themes including insight and inspiration, resource and network building, experiential (real life) learning, relationship building, and improved competency. <p><b>Conclusions</b> Succession planning provides a beneficial and strategic method for identifying and developing high potential individuals, which contributes toward creating a future leadership pipeline.  Succession planning implies a vested interest in human capital development, improves leadership continuity, and supports organizational success.  The described program provides a replicable model with outcomes supporting succession planning provides valuable experiences for nurses seeking future leadership roles.en_GB
dc.subjectleadershipen_GB
dc.subjectsuccession planningen_GB
dc.subjectnurse manageren_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:50Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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