Finance Matters in Nursing LeadershipNew Nurse Residency Programs Benefits and Return on InvestmentKnighten, Mary Lynne DNP, RN, NEA-BC Author Information Doctoral Programs Department, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. Correspondence: Mary Lynne Knighten, DNP, RN, NEA-BC ([email protected]). The following nurse leaders in the 11th cohort of the Executive Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the University of San Francisco are acknowledged for contributions from their Advanced Management of Finance course ROI assignment: Drs Dawn Carroll, Trarina Jerome-Harris, Adam Pelzl, and Miranda Saint-Louis. The author is a reviewer for Nursing Administration Quarterly. Nursing Administration Quarterly: April/June 2022 - Volume 46 - Issue 2 - p 185-190 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000522 Buy Metrics Abstract The first 2 Finance Matters columns in Nursing Administration Quarterly focused on reading financial statements and building a business case. This column provides the reader with a case study for building a business case for a new nurse residency program. Using evidence and data to build your case is critical as you can see with this case study. It is important to address the return on investment clearly in your narrative to strengthen your case. Note that there are many templates for writing a business case, and this format covers all of the components needed for this particular request. © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.