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Year of Publication


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Committee Chair

Dr. Carolyn Williams

Clinical Mentor

Dr. Karen Hill

Committee Member

Dr. Nora Warshawsky


The nurse manager role has experienced an explosion of responsibilities and expectations over the last decade. As a result, competency and skill acquisition for the successful nurse manager has become the focus of many nurse managers, nurse executives, researchers and organizations. The three manuscripts contained in this final capstone report will explore the acquisition of nurse manager competency, propose coaching as a methodology for acceleration and improvement of nurse manager skill acquisition and describe the results of three case studies using coaching as an intervention to improve the performance improvement skill acquisition of nurse managers.