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Website spotlight: Nurse leaders: The next generation

Nurse Leader Insider, October 25, 2010

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Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, October 19, 2010


The nurse manager workforce is aging so rapidly that we face a succession planning crisis in the near future. Despite this, many hospitals place little emphasis on formal leadership development. The next generation of leaders will come from self-motivated nurses learning from coaches and mentors how to become better managers.

One of the speakers at last month’s Nursing Management Congress in Texas conducted a quick, informal poll among attendees to see which age brackets were represented. Overwhelmingly, one group stood out: those who were less than 15 years from retirement. The speaker’s aim was to illustrate the point that our nurse manager workforce is aging and we face a succession planning crisis in the near future.


Editor's note: To read the rest of this free article visit Nurse leaders: The next generation found in the Reading Room at www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com.


Do you need continuing education (CE) credits? Check out this month’s CE article about universal gloving being a viable alternative for contact precautions or visit our archives and view a compilation of CE articles (marked with an asterisk).
 



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