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  1. Phillips, Janice PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN
  2. LaFond, Cynthia PhD, RN, CCRN
  3. Stifter, Janet PhD, RN, CPHQ, NE-BC
  4. Abraham, Aney DNP, RN, NE-BC
  5. Morrow, Shonda W. JD, MS, RN, CENP
  6. Richard, Angelique L. PhD, RN, CENP
  7. Brown, Frederick DNP, RN, CENP


The ability to respond effectively and efficiently during times of crisis, including a pandemic, has emerged as a competency for nurse leaders. This article describes one institution's experience using the American Organization of Nurse Leaders Competencies for Nurse Executives in operationalizing the concept of surge capacity.