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  1. Pedersen, Anne MSN, RN, NEA-BC
  2. Sorensen, Joanne DNP, RN, FACHE
  3. Babcock, Tyler BSN, RN, CEN
  4. Bradley, Marci MSN, RN, NE-BC
  5. Donaldson, Nicole BSN, RN, RN-BC
  6. Donnelly, James E. BSN, MBA, RN
  7. Edgar, William MSN, RN


This article describes the inception and evolution of a 3-month immersion experience between hospital and nurse leaders where sociological principles were applied to support nurse leader succession. Unique to this program, the bedside nurse joins the nursing executive team full time to participate in all organizational leadership activities as part of the experience.