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  1. Lawson, Crystal DNP, RN, CENP


The nurse manager role is increasingly complex, and oftentimes, leadership competencies are learned through experience rather than an effective role transition. The need for a transition-to-practice program for new nurse managers is frequently cited in the literature. This evidence-based practice project resulted in significant improvement in leadership competencies and was used in the development of an American Organization for Nursing Leadership nurse manager transition-to-practice program to be offered in 2021.