ArticleA Charge Nurse Workshop Based on ResearchConnelly, Lynne M. PhD, RN; Nabarrete, Synthia R. MSN, RN; Smith, Kimberly K. MS, RNAuthor Information Lynne M. Connelly, PhD, RN, Colonel (retired), Army Nurse Corps, is Assistant Professor, Director, Clinical Skills, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing. At the time of developing the workshop, she was the Chief, Department of Nursing Science, Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Synthia R. Nabarrete, MSN, RN, Lieutenant Colonel (retired), is an Army Nurse Corps Maternal–Child Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. At the time of developing the workshop, she was Deputy Chief, Nursing Education and Staff Development, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Kimberly K. Smith, MSN, RN, Major, Army Nurse Corps, is Deputy Nursing Director, Primary Careline at Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado. At the time of developing the workshop, she was the Head Nurse, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Address for reprints: Lynne Connelly, 8507 Eaglecrest Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78239 (e-mail: Connelly@UTHSCSA.edu). Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD): July-August 2003 - Volume 19 - Issue 4 - p 203-208 Buy Abstract The authors describe a charge nurse workshop based on a qualitative research study of charge nurse competencies and a commitment to include all levels of staff in the planning process. The workshop met the needs of nursing staff to have an interactive, educational experience that addressed leadership, human relations, and team-building skills needed for the charge nurse role and was fun. Evaluation of the workshop with lessons learned also is presented. © 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.