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  1. Ramseur, Priscilla DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
  2. Fuchs, Mary Ann DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  3. Edwards, Pamela EdD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, CENP
  4. Humphreys, Janice PhD, RN, FAAN


Preparing future nursing leaders to be successful is important because many current leaders will retire in large numbers in the future. A structured nursing leadership development program utilizing the Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation online program provided future nursing leaders with content aligned with nursing leadership competencies. Paired with assigned mentors and monthly leadership sessions, the participants increased their perception of leadership competence.