Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Today's Healthcare Climate
54.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
Today’s nurse leader is not only required, but expected, to work in a rapidly changing, competitive, and complex, healthcare arena - an environment that embraces and demands the use of new, cutting edge medical knowledge, expertise, technology, and informatics. Some contemporary issues that nurse leaders face include the use of a variety of settings where care is provided outside of acute-care hospitals, greater diversity in both the patient and healthcare workforce, impacts on nursing healthcare providers’ (advanced practice nurses, clinical nurse specialists, clinical nurse leaders) roles and functions, and the need for healthcare professionals to work in interprofessional teams. This course provides an overview of today’s complex healthcare arena discussing the numerous contemporary issues nurse leaders must face on a daily basis.  The course presents the various healthcare environments and structures and discusses and outlines required core competencies of nurse leaders. Detailed explanations, tools, examples, and resources are provided to help the learner appreciate, develop, and apply these core competencies and skills at their own practice.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss how specific contemporary issues in healthcare impact nurse leaders.
  • Discuss how various health care delivery systems impact nurse staffing and practice models.
  • Explain the core competencies that nurse leaders need in order to be proficient and why.
  • Compare and contrast the stages of conflict and the models of conflict resolution.
  • Explain how leadership competencies are evaluated in clinical practice.
  • Analyze economic, social, and demographic forces that drive the development of healthcare organizations.
  • Discuss three components of teamwork and collaboration.

About the Authors:
Antoinette Towle, EdD, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC, SNP-BC, is an Associate Professor at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, and an American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Dr. Towle has worked as a professional nurse for more than 30 years in a variety of capacities (Administrator, Manager, Director, Case Worker, APRN, RN, and Educator) and within a wide variety of healthcare settings (schools, residential settings for children and the elderly, veterans hospitals, insurance companies, federal and privately funded medical offices and hospitals, and community healthcare agencies). Presently, Dr. Towle teaches both graduate and undergraduate nursing students full time, with a focus on nursing leadership; understanding, respecting, and appreciating cultural diversity; health promotion; and integration of these key components into clinical practice. She is the first to create and continue to lead a nursing service-learning program abroad for students in Jamaica, China, Nicaragua, Peru, and Armenia.

Maria D. Krol, DNP, MSN, RNC-NIC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing at Southern Connecticut State University. She is faculty in the Graduate program teaching transforming nursing leadership through policy and advocacy. Her expertise includes a leadership role in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Case Manager at Bridgeport Hospital, and Service Coordinator for patients admitted to burn unit, vascular service and the entire Maternal Child Health line. In her 25+ year career, she has had various roles in medical, surgical, and public health nursing. She is the president of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as well as a founding member and Past President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses-CT Chapter.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a x-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the self-assessment quiz questions which are at the end of the course or integrated throughout the course. These questions are NOT GRADED. The correct answer is shown after you answer the question. If the incorrect answer is selected, the rationale for the correct answer is provided. These questions help to affirm what you have learned from the course.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
 
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Nursing Leadership in Today's Healthcare Climate - N25175

54.95
About the Course:
Today’s nurse leader is not only required, but expected, to work in a rapidly changing, competitive, and complex, healthcare arena - an environment that embraces and demands the use of new, cutting edge medical knowledge, expertise, technology, and informatics. Some contemporary issues that nurse leaders face include the use of a variety of settings where care is provided outside of acute-care hospitals, greater diversity in both the patient and healthcare workforce, impacts on nursing healthcare providers’ (advanced practice nurses, clinical nurse specialists, clinical nurse leaders) roles and functions, and the need for healthcare professionals to work in interprofessional teams. This course provides an overview of today’s complex healthcare arena discussing the numerous contemporary issues nurse leaders must face on a daily basis.  The course presents the various healthcare environments and structures and discusses and outlines required core competencies of nurse leaders. Detailed explanations, tools, examples, and resources are provided to help the learner appreciate, develop, and apply these core competencies and skills at their own practice.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss how specific contemporary issues in healthcare impact nurse leaders.
  • Discuss how various health care delivery systems impact nurse staffing and practice models.
  • Explain the core competencies that nurse leaders need in order to be proficient and why.
  • Compare and contrast the stages of conflict and the models of conflict resolution.
  • Explain how leadership competencies are evaluated in clinical practice.
  • Analyze economic, social, and demographic forces that drive the development of healthcare organizations.
  • Discuss three components of teamwork and collaboration.

About the Authors:
Antoinette Towle, EdD, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC, SNP-BC, is an Associate Professor at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, and an American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Dr. Towle has worked as a professional nurse for more than 30 years in a variety of capacities (Administrator, Manager, Director, Case Worker, APRN, RN, and Educator) and within a wide variety of healthcare settings (schools, residential settings for children and the elderly, veterans hospitals, insurance companies, federal and privately funded medical offices and hospitals, and community healthcare agencies). Presently, Dr. Towle teaches both graduate and undergraduate nursing students full time, with a focus on nursing leadership; understanding, respecting, and appreciating cultural diversity; health promotion; and integration of these key components into clinical practice. She is the first to create and continue to lead a nursing service-learning program abroad for students in Jamaica, China, Nicaragua, Peru, and Armenia.

Maria D. Krol, DNP, MSN, RNC-NIC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing at Southern Connecticut State University. She is faculty in the Graduate program teaching transforming nursing leadership through policy and advocacy. Her expertise includes a leadership role in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Case Manager at Bridgeport Hospital, and Service Coordinator for patients admitted to burn unit, vascular service and the entire Maternal Child Health line. In her 25+ year career, she has had various roles in medical, surgical, and public health nursing. She is the president of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as well as a founding member and Past President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses-CT Chapter.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a x-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the self-assessment quiz questions which are at the end of the course or integrated throughout the course. These questions are NOT GRADED. The correct answer is shown after you answer the question. If the incorrect answer is selected, the rationale for the correct answer is provided. These questions help to affirm what you have learned from the course.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.