Development of nurse leaders requires an organizing framework that integrates standards from professional nursing organizations (AONE, CGEAN, ANA), and broader systems organizations (AHA). Formal education for nurse leaders has been guided by the organizing framework of AACN Essentials for Master’s and Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice within the indirect care role. However, strategizing professional and mentored experiences for the emerging and seasoned nurse leader has been a challenge. Customization is crucial, as individuals present different needs at varying points in one’s career. This presentation introduces a model for integrating professional leadership standards and competencies as advanced career planning in nursing leadership is explored. The model includes a gap analysis and development of a strategic leadership plan that links to a customized vision of future advanced leadership goals. This model promotes transformational leadership outcomes supportive of next stage career growth.
One case example will outline a former Chief Nursing Officer’s further development in regional community organizations serving at-risk populations, State and National Workforce Centers, grant writing and leadership and Health Information Management consulting. A model and tools for identifying a customized foundation, professional development and mentored experiences will be introduced.