Original ArticlesTransforming Nursing Leadership Roles From CNO to CEOPonti, Mary-Anne D. MS, MBA, RN, FACHE; Devet, Reezie EdD, RN Author Information Northern Michigan Regional Health System, Petoskey, Michigan. Correspondence: Reezie Devet, EdD, RN, Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, 416 Connable Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770 ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflict of interest. Nursing Administration Quarterly: January/March 2012 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 12-16 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0b013e318238a218 Buy Metrics Abstract Future chief executive officers (CEOs) in health care may very well be required to have clinical backgrounds. Nurses are in an excellent position to lead hospitals and health care systems through impending sea changes. Moving from the chief nursing officer to the CEO requires core leadership competencies and a framework to ensure success. This framework needs to include a self-assessment and a personal development plan. Lessons learned offered to aspiring CEOs include insights and tools to make getting to the top achievable. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.