Nurse manager succession planning: A concept analysis

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Purpose: The current nursing leadership pipeline is inadequate and demands strategic succession planning methods. This article provides concept clarification regarding nurse manager succession planning. Conclusion: Attributes common to succession planning include organizational commitment and resource allocation, proactive and visionary leadership approach, and a mentoring and coaching environment. Strategic planning, current and future leadership analysis, high-potential identification, and leadership development are succession planning antecedents. Consequences of succession planning are improved leadership and organizational culture continuity, and increased leadership bench strength. Practice Implications: Health care has failed to strategically plan for future leadership. Developing a strong nursing leadership pipeline requires deliberate and strategic succession planning. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Titzer JL; Shirey MR
  • Start Page

  • 155
  • End Page

  • 164
  • Volume

  • 48
  • Issue

  • 3