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Nurses Influential Leadership Lab
Developing Competencies in Social Justice, Cultural Humility, Diversity, and Inclusion
Do you want to have a better grasp on how to be a transformational leader? Do you desire to be more conscious of diversity and inclusion strategies to enhance your leadership and management abilities? If you answered yes to these questions, then this course is for you!
Research shows that organizations are now realizing leadership training and leadership positions for nurses are very critical investments to the success of their foundation. The Nurses Influential Leadership Lab will ignite innovation, help you to consider high-level wellness for your organization and give you the tools to be a more inclusive leader. Learn how in this experiential, cutting-edge online course.
Offered through a special partnership between the National Wellness Institute and Transform Nursing, the Nurses Influential Leadership Lab is a comprehensive online Certificate course for nurses who want to build upon their leadership skills. This course is approved for 12 contact hours by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Who is this Course for?
This course is for any nurse, from student to the high-level executive nurse. Influential and inclusive leadership training is necessary in nursing because nurses, as the largest group of healthcare professionals, are typically not adequately prepared in their professional training to handle issues of bias and address systems level barriers to reduce disparities in healthcare. Even seasoned leaders need new tools for addressing multicultural and multigenerational concerns in the workplace. Let the Nurses Influential Leadership Lab be your solution for all your leadership needs.
“I live and work in a predominately white community and wondered how I could make a positive impact when it comes to racial disparities and other inequities in healthcare. With the coursework, videos, guided introspection through the Influential Nurse Leadership Lab, I now see my role, locally and nationally, is to use my voice and privileges to raise awareness wherever I am. This program has volumes of invaluable material; you will return to it again and again and be glad you have these tools for change and influence.”
- Jackie Levin MS, RN, Board Certified Advance Practice Holistic/Integrative Nurse and Wellness Coach
“Nikki’s leadership lab is inspirational, transformational, and deeply grounded in evidence-based knowledge. Taking this integrative leadership course that weaves deep personal exploration, coaching and high-level academic resources gave me confidence in my ability to inclusively lead, use my voice, and be an advocate for patients across all walks of life, helping professionals, and an influencer of systems. I no longer feel small, powerless and overwhelmed by our healthcare environment. I am confident in my ability to create change.”
- Jayne Peterson, Board Certified Integrative Nurse Coach
Upcoming Course & Registration
Next Online Training: September 16 - December 1, 2019
Includes access to online modules, assignments, discussion boards and live Zoom calls. To receive your certificate, you must successfully complete all 4 modules and related assignments as well as complete the post-course evaluation by the end of the 11-week course.
SAVE $200 WHEN YOU REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2019!*
*Early bird discount does not apply to NWI Student Member registrations.
NWI Event Cancellation Policy: Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. A charge of 10% of the registration fee will be made for cancellations received in writing (or e-mailed with confirmation received) more than 15 business days prior to the start of the event. A charge of 50% of the registration fee will be assessed for cancellations received 15 or less business days prior to the start of the event. If you have any questions regarding your registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org
By using pedagogies such as popular education, trauma-informed care and coaching this course brings to the forefront the critical exposure needed for nurses at any level of practice to become civically engaged in building health equity for all populations. It prepares nurses at all levels of training to be leaders, on the job and in the community by helping them to problem-solve through challenging issues and difficult conversations as it relates to closing the equity gap and becoming inclusive leaders. This course calls for a change in practice and approach from nurses in any organization so that they will be capable of developing practical competencies in social justice leadership and promoting health equity for all.
Online Course Format
The course consists of self-paced experiential learning via Transform Nursing's online learning platform, with opportunities for live group discussion through Zoom. Participants will have 11 weeks to complete the course to earn their Nurses Influential Leadership Certificate from Transform Nursing.
Modules 1 & 2: The focus here is on building greater self-awareness in your leadership style and integration of coaching & wellness techniques. We use appreciative inquiry to address self-limiting beliefs, nurse lateral violence and provide you with a step-by-step approach to think more as a nurse coach.
Modules 3 & 4: The focus in these modules is on organizational tools that sharpen your inclusive leadership skills in today’s multicultural and multigenerational workspaces. You will learn how to lead difficult conversations, the application of innovative leadership models and analyze the implications of unconscious bias on client-provider relationships.
Overall Course Goal
To teach nurses to be influential leaders by learning how social justice, cultural humility, diversity and inclusion shape the health and wellness of our patients.
ObjectivesFollowing completion of the certificate program, participants will be able to:
Continuing Education Credit
Participants will receive 12 continuing education credits (CECs) for successful completion of this course Proof of CECs earned will be emailed to participants who select their desired CEC type(s) on the post-course evaluation form.
ANA: The Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, has approved this course for 12 contact hours.
ACSM: The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “National Wellness Institute” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (December 2018 – December 2021). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 661228
ICF: Continuing education hours for this course may be used for the purpose of credential renewal in the area of Resource Development.
NBHWC: The course is approved by NBHWC for 12 continuing education units (CEP #100094).
NCHEC (CHES®/MCHES®): National Wellness Institute is designated a provider of Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This course is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive 12 Category I (advanced) CECH.
NWI CWP: This courses have been approved for continuing education credits by the National Wellness Institute for NWI Certified Wellness Practitioners (CWP).
General Attendance Continuing Education Certificate: Twelve (12) National Wellness Institute-verified contact hours for continuing education credit/certificate of participation are available for this course.
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