Succession planning for advanced nursing practice; contingency or continuity? The Scottish experience

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Succession planning involves identifying key posts within an organization and supporting the ongoing development of individuals ready to move into these roles, thus ensuring continuity of the service. This paper presents an analysis of the succession planning process and illustrates the ways in which key principles may by applied in the case of advanced nursing practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Healthcare Leadership
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010



  • healthcare in Scotland
  • succession planning
  • nursing practice

Cite this