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Open Access Capstone

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



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Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Donna J. Corley

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

Second Advisor

Mary Clements

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing

Third Advisor

Nora Warshawsky

Department Affiliation

Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing


Healthcare leader’s ability to respond to the dynamic environment of healthcare is essential for positive health care outcomes. Leaders set the strategic direction for healthcare organizations, and this requires that leaders assess themselves and their employees to develop effective education programs needed to meet any knowledge gaps limiting the workforce ready to respond to the new demands. The purpose of this project is to implement and assess a revised curriculum of a leadership development program by measuring gained self-identified development of leadership practices.


I would like to thank my capstone committee for their support through the completion of my capstone project. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Donna Corley (Chair), Dr. Mary Clements, and Dr. Nora Warshawsky. I cannot thank them enough for their mentorship and guidance. Sincere gratitude is extended to Dr. Karen Hill, Chief Nursing Officer / Chief Operating Officer, at Baptist Health Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky for her continued support, leadership and mentorship for many years. Thank you to the Doctorate of Nursing Practice faculty at Eastern Kentucky University and to my colleagues at Baptist Health Lexington for their support. I would be remiss if I did not express my gratitude to Margaret Kramer, MSN, RN, Director of Education, at Baptist Health Lexington for providing support during the planning and implementation phase of my capstone project. Lastly, I wish to express my endearing love to my wonderful husband and daughter for their relentless encouragement and support.

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