Ever find yourself in charge without adequate preparation?
Well, no more charge by fire! Recent research published in the Journal of Nursing Administration (Krugman, et. al., 2013) has highlighted the importance of developing charge nurses. The study highlights how charge nurse preparation provides critical value to patient outcomes and should be delivered in an innovative learning format.
The Charge Nurse Intensive CE Series is a comprehensive learning experience that assists nurses to become effective charge nurses. Take control of your career and your future during this six-week program that combines online education with live webinars. Gain insight into the significance of being in charge. Learn valuable information from national nurse experts on leadership, communication, conflict resolution, critical thinking, and delegation with emphasis on the role of the charge nurse. After each course, complete the online examination and earn 17.8 contact hours. Receive a certificate of completion upon attending the entire program.
Developing Your Leadership Potential: Providing excellent patient care demands more than excellent clinical skills. Your skills as a leader greatly affect your ability to influence patient care and the profession of nursing. Leadership skills are the learned attributes that make you more effective in any job role and in all healthcare settings. The skills of communicating effectively; managing conflicts; delegating and evaluating the work of others; managing change, stress, and time; using critical thinking; and taking charge of your own career are important commodities in today’s healthcare environment. These skills are also prerequisites for any nurse interested in formal leadership positions. Nurses who develop a reputation for having effective leadership skills add greatly to their value as employees in any healthcare organization. On an individual level, nurses who develop their leadership skills can significantly increase their ability to provide outstanding patient care and will position themselves to achieve a high level of professional satisfaction.
How to Manage Change Effectively While You're in Charge:Change contributes to a high degree of professional satisfaction and is required to strengthen the image of nursing and ensure positive health outcomes for patients. Learn about economic and political forces driving changes in the healthcare system, commonly used change strategies, and how charge nurses can use change as a positive force.
Charge Nurse Delegation Skills: Teamwork at the Bedside:Ineffective bedside team leadership produces hazardous patient environments and substandard clinical outcomes. Omitted care leads to pressure ulcers, falls with injuries, readmissions, and unpaid “Never Events. Practical application of delegation and supervision principles has resulted in up to 37% improvement in professional practice and enhanced patient, physician, and staff satisfaction. Learn methods of assessing current departmental/unit skill level and step-by-step strategies for making The Five Rights of Delegation real in practice.
Leadership & Communication Skills for the 21st Century Charge Nurse:You’re in charge. Your skills as a leader greatly affect your ability to influence patient care and the profession of nursing. Staff now relies on you to be the cheerleader, advisor and, when necessary, the rule keeper. Leadership skills are the learned attributes that make you more effective in any job role and in all healthcare settings. Learn how to communicate effectively and use leadership skills while serving in the charge nurse role.
Charge Nurses and Conflict in the Clinical Setting:Conflict in the healthcare setting is inevitable. How conflict is dealt with has a direct impact on staff satisfaction and patient care. The charge nurse must develop skills to use when dealing with conflict in their healthcare setting. Learn how to effectively resolve conflict occurring within the healthcare team or between departments.
Critical Thinking: The Key to Being a Successful Charge Nurse:Critical thinking is the capacity to focus thought to achieve results that are needed to succeed. Learn the essentials of critical thinking, a skill that may determine whether charge nurses succeed or fail.
Transformational Leadership: Transforming From a Manager to a Leader: Being a manager such as a charge nurse isn't the same as being a leader. Not all managers are leaders and not all leaders are managers. Transformational leadership is a useful skill no matter what your nursing role. Learn how to be a transformational leader by enhancing your ability to inspire and motivate others through collaboration, influence and creation of a shared vision.
WEBINAR PRESENTATION SAMPLE:
If you missed any webinars, you will have a chance to view the recording until September 3, 2014.
KEY COURSE BENEFITS:
Discuss the importance of developing your leadership potential as a charge nurse
Describe techniques to improve communication and manage conflict effectively while in charge
Describe ways in which you can enhance your ability to cope with change, manage stress, and improve your time management skills
Discuss strategies you can use to improve your critical thinking skills and manage delegation issues
Discuss ways in which you can plan for a rewarding nursing career
Network with your peers and form your own study group within the online classroom.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Nurses new to the Charge Nurse role and experienced Charge Nurses who would like to refresh their skills.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
The goal of the Charge Nurse Intensive CE Series is to provide nurses with information and skills to be a successful charge nurse. Upon completion of this series, attendees will be able to do the following:
Identify common leadership skills
Identify two strategies to improve critical thinking
Describe methods to incorporate initial direction, periodic follow up, and supervision skills into your workday.
Identify two characteristics of an effective change agent.
Demonstrate effective communication skills in dealing with difficult situations for charge nurses that arise in the clinical setting.
COST AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
Cost of the 6-week program: $399 (discounted group rate of 3 or more: $370)
Early Bird Rate: $375 (available until June 23, 2014)
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: July 7, 2014
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:
Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received four weeks prior to the start date of the series will receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received after four weeks and up to seven days prior to the start of the series will be assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received seven days prior or “no shows” will not receive a refund. In the event that the program is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.
If you missed any webinars, you will have a chance to view the recording until September 3, 2014.
Cynthia Saver, RN, MS, has spent more than 20 years in publishing. She has held senior editorial positions, including executive vice president at Nursing Spectrum, a division of Gannett, Inc., which had a print circulation of nearly one million and two thriving websites. She currently writes and provides other editorial and continuing education services for many leading publishers. Cindy's articles have appeared in many national publications, including Nursing Spectrum, OR Manager, Nursing Management, AORN Journal, and American Nurse Today. She collaborated with many nurse writers and editors on the book "Anatomy of Writing for Publications for Nurses", published by Sigma Theta Tau International.
Mindy G. Spigel, RN, MSN, is a nurse with more than 30 years of clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She currently works as the coordinator of Organizational Effectiveness for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System where she provides training to staff, primarily nurses, on various topics, and manages special projects. Spigel earned a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in pediatric nursing from the University of Alabama. She has taught in both hospital education programs and in the academic setting, and has presented numerous national, state and local programs.
Maureen Habel, RN, MA,has been a director of nursing staff development and a director of clinical nursing services. She has taught healthcare management and leadership courses, and has played a key role as an American Red Cross disaster nurse. She continually provides leadership for community-based disaster preparation and response efforts in her community. An award-winning nursing writer, Maureen currently lives in Seal Beach, CA.
Barbara Pierce, RN, MSN, has over 35 years of nursing experience with 25 years in emergency department and hospital leadership. Barb is active with the Emergency Nurse's Association at the local and national level. She is active in leading dynamic change activities with proven successful outcomes and has a particular passion for improving efficiency, operations, work environment and quality of care. Her current role is the Director of Emergency Services at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine.
Ruth Hansten, RN, PhD, MBA, FACHE, is the author of six books and numerous articles. Her mission is to promote healing and wholeness, transforming organizations through relationship enhancement and skills development. With 36 years of experience in nursing, she brings both a practical and humorous approach to the essential work that nurses do. For the past 20 years her national consulting practice has worked with nursing care delivery models, critical thinking, delegation and leadership skills, and interdisciplinary team development. She has developed a care delivery model and philosophy called Relationship and Results Oriented Healthcare™ (RROHC) and this model had resulted in improved patient outcomes, clinical indicators, employee engagement, provider satisfaction, and healthcare employee retention. Her doctoral research focused on critical thinking and clinical judgment and she incorporates her research into her teaching and consulting strategies. In 2008 the 4th edition of her Clinical Delegation Skills: A Handbook for Professional Practice book was published, as was her Relationship & Results Oriented Healthcare™ Planning & Implementation Manual. She has served as adjunct faculty for the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Nursing, and has lectured or consulted at 160 organizations. She currently serves as a Board of Directors trustee at a Pacific NW medical center.
"You're in Charge! Whether you're new or a veteran, be confident in your ability to lead! This series reviews essential leadership skills and communication techniques for the 21st century charge nurse. Learn how to positive influence staff, management conflict, and facilitate change through critical thinking and appropriate delegation." - Jennifer Chaikin, RN-BC, MSN, MHA, CCRN
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The Intensive CE Series combines live webinars with independent web-based study, creating a “virtual classroom” environment. Tackling complex initiatives, we break them into key topics, and bring nationally known experts right into the attendee’s home, office or facility. Learners go through a multiple week engagement with the same small group of peers, so they can share practices and questions together in an interactive “two-way” webinar experience from wherever they live or work. Between webinars, learners complete independent online study modules to reinforce and apply their new learning and prepare for the next session.