The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) recognized the impending crisis—a vast nurse leader shortage, especially at the strategic level. UPMC's new development model establishes a dependable leadership pipeline. The model identifies high-potential individuals, verifies required competencies, assesses participants' strengths, and provides a didactic and experiential learning curriculum. Within 2 years, the program produced a 450% return on investment and evolved into the Health Care Leadership Academy, an open enrollment program for emerging, operational, and strategic leaders nationwide.
Chief Nursing Officer (Dr Wolf); Director (Ms Bradle), the Beckwith Institute for Innovation in Patient Care, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, Pa; Vice President (Mr Nelson), Health Care Practice Group, Development Dimensions International, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Corresponding author: Dr Wolf, UPMC Health System, 200 Lothrop St, RM 11068, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (firstname.lastname@example.org).