Original ArticlesLeading Change and Transforming Practice Implementation Guide for Developing a Successful Nurse Manager Residency ProgramFicara, Cheryl MS, RN, NEA-BC; Veronneau, Patricia MSN, RN; Davis, Karri DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCRNAuthor Information Hartford Region of Hartford Healthcare, Hartford, Connecticut (Ms Ficara); and Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut (Ms Veronneau and Dr Davis). Correspondence: Cheryl Ficara, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Hartford Region of Hartford Healthcare, Heather Quinn 80 Seymour St, Hartford, CT 06102 ([email protected]). The authors acknowledge Alison Rapose, BS, Regional Director, Human Resources, Hartford Region of Hartford Healthcare, Hartford, Connecticut, and The University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Cheryl and Patricia are the creators and facilitators of the Nurse Manager Residency program at Hartford Hospital. Karri facilitated the data and publication of this article. Conflicts of Interest: None to declare. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.naqjournal.com). Nursing Administration Quarterly: October/December 2021 - Volume 45 - Issue 4 - p 330-337 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000497 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Many nurse managers transition from proficient bedside nurses to leadership roles without formal leadership training. Their new role moves beyond the bedside of affecting an individual patient outcome to a position where their leadership behaviors, decisions, and actions impact the staff, patients, and families on a unit and organizational level. While new nurse managers are coached and mentored by their director, there is still an opportunity to provide a more standardized and structured approach to ensure optimal development and outcomes. A Nurse Manager Residency program supports the new leader by providing a forum for education, leadership development, and mentorship to demonstrate the critical components of a successful leader that promote staff engagement, patient experience, and excellence in nursing. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.