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The Foundations of Nursing Leadership: Critical Skills for Today’s Complex Environment

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Course Description

The purpose of this seminar is to provide clinical nurses with the concepts, strategies and tools to become effective charge nurses and managers. Advanced critical thinking, managing a complex and diverse workforce and becoming a transformational leader will be addressed. Many nurses today find themselves in positions of leadership because they excelled clinically. However, little has been done to help today’s nursing leader manage the challenges of today’s changing healthcare system and workforce. This seminar will address key ideas and strategies so that these new nursing leaders will thrive and find new passion in their work. 

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Define and develop their own leadership style.
  • Describe the process of leading change in an organization.
  • Review relevant laws and regulations that impact nursing care.
  • Describe strategies for woarking with multiple generations in the workplace.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference. 

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Introduction
  • Leadership Styles
  • Leading through Changes
  • Team Dynamics
  • Coaching Staff and Handling Difficult Employees
  • Communication
  • Budgets and Cost Control
  • Decision-Making and Problem Solving
  • Holding Effective Meetings
  • The Future of Nursing Report
  • Conflict in the Workplace
  • Performance Feedback
  • Q&A Session

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Review of Day 1
  • Customer Service and Patient Satisfaction
  • The Legal Environment
  • Policies and Networking
  • Motivation, Reward and Recognition
  • Cultural Diversity: Managing the Changing Workforce
  • Time Management
  • Challenges of the Affordable Care Act
  • Delegation and Empowerment
  • Staff Development
  • Coping with Stress and Burnout
  • Wrap-Up and Questions