Leadership Practices in Health Professions, 2nd edition


About the Course:
This basic-level course is designed to define leadership theories and models that frame current leadership practices. An exploration of various styles of leadership will enable learners to reflect on their own leadership practices and/or create a leadership plan for the application of new skills. The combination of leadership and mentorship education will enhance current healthcare practice to secure the future of the profession for the well-being of the clients served.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define various leadership theories. 
  • Compare and contrast various leadership models and styles.
  • Examine how leadership is related to management, mentorship, and coaching mindsets. 

About the Author:
Jessica J. Bolduc, DrOT, MSOTR/L, received her master’s degree from the University of New England in 2005 and her doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2013 from Nova Southeastern University. Her clinical experience spans the continuum of care, including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health. Dr. Bolduc has been an adjunct professor at the University of New England, where she taught courses on physical dysfunction, research, and scholarly inquiry for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Currently, Dr. Bolduc serves as a teaching professional for Boston University’s Post Professional Online OTD Program. She served as vice president of the Vermont Occupational Therapy Association for 2 years and as president for 3 years. She is currently active with the Maine Occupational Therapy Association and has served as President for the last 3 years.

Dr. Bolduc was selected to join the first cohort of the Emerging Leaders Development Program of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in 2010 and was subsequently appointed to the AOTA’s Emerging Leaders Development Committee and Volunteer Leadership Development Committee over the span of 6 years. She has received 4 service commendations from the AOTA, as well as the Young Alumni Award from the University of New England and the Alpha Eta Richard E. Davis Service Award from Nova Southeastern University.

She was inducted into the Nu Sigma Upsilon Chapter of the Alpha Eta Society for scholarly accomplishments at Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Bolduc is licensed in occupational therapy in three states and is a certified clinical field-work educator. She has published in OT Practice and The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice and has written chapters in Gerontology for the HealthCare Practitioner, Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence, and OT Practice Manager. She has presented at national and state occupational therapy conferences.

In addition to her ongoing work as a staff occupational therapist, Dr. Bolduc serves as the clinical OT fieldwork coordinator and on the Institutional Review Board for Mercy Hospital.

How to Receive Credit:

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 1-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.


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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.

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