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Leadership Course for RPNs

Course Description

Critical examination of leadership in nursing including leadership theory, communication, problem-solving, change and influence, and conflict which upon review and examination will support the development of personal and professional leadership skills at the individual RPN level.

Course Content

Week 1:  Leadership

  • Leadership vs Management
  • Leadership traits & skills

Week 2:  Leadership (continued)

  • Leadership characteristics
  • Followership
  • Practices of exemplary leadership

Week 3:  Communication

Health care reform: how it impacts nurses and patient care

  • Communicating powerfully
  • Communication styles
  • Communicating through stories

Week 4:  Problem Solving

Influencing health care decisions at the national and provincial levels

  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving

Week 5:  Change & Influence

Influencing health care policy

  • Types of change
  • Six sources of influence

Week 6:  Conflict

Funding, allocation & delivery of health care

  • Sources & types of conflict
  • Conflict resolution
  • Productive conflict

Week 7:  Personal Leadership

Influencing policies at your workplace:  a key role for the nursing profession

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leadership traits & skills assessment
  • Personal leadership development plan

Week 8:  Organizational (continued)

Impacts of the nursing profession on health care decisions

  • Your leadership development

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course of part one, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify how to be a remarkable leader
  • Communicate powerfully
  • Demonstrate how to problem solve through decision making and critical thinking
  • Recognize and reiterate conflict resolution techniques
  • Identify exemplary leadership practices and influence during change
  • Develop a Personal Leadership Development Plan

Day & Time

Asynchronous discussions in e-learning environment

Prerequisites

Must be an RPN or other health care professional. Participants must have access to a computer, the Internet and possess basic computer skills to participate in the electronic class discussions.

Program Length & Delivery

The program is an eight week eLearning course. Dates scheduled for 2019:

  • January 20th 2020 – March 16th 2020
  • May 4th 2020 – June 22-2020

Certificate

Upon completion, you will receive a certificate from WeRPN. You must complete all requirements (part one and two) in order to be eligible to receive the certificate.

Contact

For course information please contact Sharon Foster, at sfoster@werpn.com or call (905) 602-4664 x 225.

Register today: https://eshop.werpn.com/product-category/education-courses/

Facilitation

This course will be co-facilitated by Sharon Foster RPN and Annette Weeres RN BScN MN. Sharon’s 7 years hospital nursing experience in Emergency is complimented by her leadership as a professional practice associate at WeRPN, and her work on many committees. She has teaching experience at George Brown as well. Annette has over 30 years of nursing experience and leadership knowledge through her roles in acute care, remote nursing, provincial working group, part-time/sessional faculty at Seneca College, and staff at WeRPN. Sharon and Annette bring experience in facilitation from their education and nursing leadership experiences to this course.

Course Cost

WeRPN Members:  $275.00 + HST = $310.75
Non-Members:  $357.50 + HST = $403.98

Registration

This course is limited to 25 participants;  registration is available on a first-come first serve basis, however, a waitlist will be available with notification provided to interested registrants.

To register please contact sfoster@werpn.com for assistance or register online at: https://eshop.werpn.com/product-category/education-courses/

Refunds may be requested, and a full refund will be issued prior to the course start date. Within the first week a refund minus an administrative fee will issued. At any time after the initial week a partial refund will be provided or the course may be deferred to a later date. No refunds will be provided after 50% of the course is complete, a deferral to another course may be given and must be taken within a year of initial registration.