Date of Conferral



Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)




Eileen Fowles


Healthcare delivery within the military requires a multifaceted approach to achieve the desired outcomes of safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable health care. The prospect of maintaining a cycle of continuous process improvements within military clinical settings hinge on frontline leaders and middle-level managers who must be prepared to execute the mission and motivate, supervise, coach and mentor the staff. This project showcases a review of current literature translated into the development of an evidence-based Transformational Leadership Induction Program (TLIP) module that consisted of 4 subsections: the environment of care, clinical decision support systems, human resources management, and change management as well as resources for successful leadership within the organization. The training is designed to bridge the transition gap, facilitate role orientation and induction, and socialize frontline and middle-level managers during their role transition. The results of a need assessment survey, approved by the organization, were completed by 30 incumbents and resulted in 57% (17) providing feedback and role-specific contents that were integrated into the development of the TLIP module. The overall response to the survey was positive with 82% (14) of the respondents either agreeing or strongly agreeing with the items that they reviewed. The TLIP module provides a medium that translates current evidence into a succinct training platform capable of enhancing leadership transition and handoff. The TLIP module enables a culture of trust, enhances staff satisfaction, and fosters change management and succession planning within the military healthcare system.