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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182a3e85b
Departments: Spotlight on Transitions

Designing Tomorrow: Creative and Effective Succession Planning

Beglinger, Joan Ellis RN, MSN, MBA, FACHE, FAAN

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Abstract

This department column is devoted to posing thought-provoking insights about transitions through, to, and from administrative roles in nursing. In this article, I explore an effective approach to succession planning for the role of director of surgical services, implemented in my role as chief nursing officer for a tertiary, acute care hospital. The plan provided a creative solution to the succession challenge and important lessons learned.

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