Learning Objective 1: identify the key elements of succession planning and their influence on Chief Nursing Officers' role competencies and performance.
Learning Objective 2: discuss the current succession planning practices in acute care hospitals,its adequacy or lack thereof in preparing for the next generation of nursing leaders
The study will determine the prevalence of formal and informal succession planning program in selected acute care hospitals and strategies in relation to the enhancement of the chief nursing officers' capabilities and competencies to meet the demands of their roles and responsibilities. The study will explore perceptions of the effectiveness of succession planning strategies that may assist in the preparation of the nursing leadership capital.
The researcher will use a non-experimental quantitative correlation study to measure succession planning practices and how they affect chief nursing officer's leadership and role competencies. Data will be collected through a CNO succession survey adapted from the Garman and Tyler's CEO Succession Survey to chief nursing officers in selected acute care facilities in Southern California.
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