Succession Planning for the Future through an Academic-Practice Partnership: A Nursing Administration Master's Program for Emerging Nurse Leaders

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308550
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Succession Planning for the Future through an Academic-Practice Partnership: A Nursing Administration Master's Program for Emerging Nurse Leaders
Author(s):
Dyess, Susan M.; Sherman, Rose O.; Prestia, Angela Prestia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Susan M. Dyess, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, sdyess@fau.edu; Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Angela Prestia Prestia, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Purpose:

Well prepared nurse leaders are needed; yet, a staggering 50% of current nurse leaders plan to retire in the coming decade. Future nurse leaders should be prepared to establish and maintain healthy practice environments, improve quality outcomes with decreasing resources, recruit and retain nurses, and concurrently coordinate, integrate, and facilitate sustainable healthcare value.  An action research project developed an innovative enhanced nursing administration master’s program targeted to emerging nurse leaders, not yet employed in formal leadership roles.

Methods:

 An action research design is being used.  The strength of the action research approach fosters a creative and critical dialogue between nurse leader practice partners, academic faculty and the emerging leaders themselves. 

 Findings:

 Research identified that emerging leaders need the following qualities: the intellectual capacity to process and respond to change, a need to be politically astute, competency with business skills required of nurse leaders today, comfort with ambiguity, use of a caring approach and leadership from a posture of innovation.  Curriculum was revised to include clinical immersion with a nurse leader from the first semester in the program, a change from all online to online/hybrid courses, innovative assignments and a strong mentorship component. The program began January, 2012 with 18 emerging leaders and the second cohort began 2013 with 16.  Early outcomes are positive. 

 Implications:

The emerging nurse leaders may be uniquely positioned, given the right skills sets, to be nurse leaders in the new age.  The academic-practice partnership has flourished. It has also been enhanced by the involvement of a nationally recognized and highly respected nurse leader like Dr. Tim Porter O’Grady, who has urged us to surrender our attachments to what has worked in the past. We are encouraged at the progress we have made and our lessons learned can inform both academic and leadership development programs.

Keywords:
Emerging Nurse Leader; Succession Planning; Leadership Development
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSuccession Planning for the Future through an Academic-Practice Partnership: A Nursing Administration Master's Program for Emerging Nurse Leadersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDyess, Susan M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSherman, Rose O.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPrestia, Angela Prestiaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsSusan M. Dyess, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, sdyess@fau.edu; Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Angela Prestia Prestia, RN, MSN, NE-BCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308550-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>Purpose:</b><p>Well prepared nurse leaders are needed; yet, a staggering 50% of current nurse leaders plan to retire in the coming decade. Future nurse leaders should be prepared to establish and maintain healthy practice environments, improve quality outcomes with decreasing resources, recruit and retain nurses, and concurrently coordinate, integrate, and facilitate sustainable healthcare value.  An action research project developed an innovative enhanced nursing administration master’s program targeted to emerging nurse leaders, not yet employed in formal leadership roles. <p><b>Methods:</b><p><b> </b>An action research design is being used.  The strength of the action research approach fosters a creative and critical dialogue between nurse leader practice partners, academic faculty and the emerging leaders themselves.  <p><b> Findings:</b><p><b> </b>Research identified that emerging leaders need the following qualities: the intellectual capacity to process and respond to change, <i>a need to be politically astute, competency with business skills required of nurse leaders today, comfort with ambiguity, use of a caring approach and leadership from a posture of innovation</i>.  Curriculum was revised to include clinical immersion with a nurse leader from the first semester in the program, a change from all online to online/hybrid courses, innovative assignments and a strong mentorship component. The program began January, 2012 with 18 emerging leaders and the second cohort began 2013 with 16.  Early outcomes are positive.  <p><b> Implications:</b><p>The emerging nurse leaders may be uniquely positioned, given the right skills sets, to be nurse leaders in the new age.  The academic-practice partnership has flourished. It has also been enhanced by the involvement of a nationally recognized and highly respected nurse leader like Dr. Tim Porter O’Grady, who has urged us to surrender our attachments to what has worked in the past. We are encouraged at the progress we have made and our lessons learned can inform both academic and leadership development programs.en_GB
dc.subjectEmerging Nurse Leaderen_GB
dc.subjectSuccession Planningen_GB
dc.subjectLeadership Developmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:48Z-
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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