Objectives: The purpose of this study was to develop a coaching program for nurses and verify its effects on emotional intelligence, coaching skills, selfefficacy and job satisfaction. Methods: A quasi-experimental study applying a non-equivalent control group pre-post test design was used. Sixty staff nurses with three years to ten years career were recruited, 30 nurses for the experimental group and 30 nurses for the control group. The coaching program was composed of coaching education step and coaching application step with lecture, practice used role-playing and fishbowls discussions with team-based learning, and it was implemented with the experimental group over 8 weeks. Data were collected from February 1st to March 31th, 2010, and were analysed using frequency, ratio, chi-square test, Fisher’s exact probability, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, t-test and ANCOVA with the SPSS program. Results: The experimental group who had the coaching program showed significant higher scores in emotional intelligence (p=0.001), coaching skills (p<0.001), self-efficacy (p<0.001), and job satisfaction (p<0.001) compared with the control group, it was supported for all hypothesis. Conclusions: The results of this study is considered to be the foundation assuming the systematic introduction of nursing education and coaching program development.