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  1. McGarity, Tammy DNP, RN, NEA-BC
  2. Reed, Charles PhD, RN, CNRN
  3. Monahan, Laura OFS, DNP, MBA, RN
  4. Zhao, Meng PhD, RN


Frontline nurse leaders direct staff and unit systems while ensuring that quality, safe patient care is provided. It is unknown if frontline nurse leaders oriented with only on-the-job-training are competent and if a professional development program will improve their competencies. This project's purpose was to measure self-assessed competencies, using the Nurse Manager Inventory Tool, of 38 frontline nurse leaders. This project used a quasi-experimental design and utilized pre- and postsurvey for evaluation purposes of a leadership development curriculum.