Leadership Development Online Course

As one of ONS’s four strategic pillars, leadership is a key area of focus for the association. ONS is committed to providing programming and services that give healthcare providers the skills and expertise they need to become strong leaders in their institutions, communities, and profession.

This intensive 8-week webcourse is designed to provide both theoretical information and practical guidance to nurses interested in expanding their knowledge and skills related to leadership. Encompassing a diversity of ages, experience levels, learning styles and interests, the course offers tools necessary to build upon the competencies of a leader.

Students will work in tandem with a mentor, network through discussions with fellow participants and faculty, complete comprehensive self-assessments, and learn through multiple formats including audio, video, and interactive activities. Course participants will learn how to apply principles and theories of leadership to their nursing practice and about communication, teamwork, change theory, professional issues, and much, much more.

The unique format of this course requires students to apply content directly into their professional practice or work setting. It is the intent of the course to stimulate thought, creativity, and sharing, while participants communicate what they’ve learned with their colleagues. This is NOT a course to take “just for the CNE,” but a course to help you move toward your future.

Leadership Development Online Course Scholarship Available

$100 educational scholarships are available through the ONS Foundation to apply to your Leadership Development Course Registration. Scholarship application deadline corresponds with Course Registration due date.

Apply Today: http://www.onsfoundation.org/apply/ld/LeadershipDevelopment

Categories: Professional Issues/Leadership, Professional Issues/Mentorship, Professional Issues/Advocacy, Professional Issues/Education, Professional Nursing Care/Self Growth

Contact Hours22.53
Member Price$199
Non-Member Price$279
Technical RequirementsTechnical Requirements
Cancellation PolicyCancellation Policy

Upcoming Dates

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ONS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

This program was made possible through the financial support of the ONS Foundation.

ONCC Certification Test Blueprint Topics and ILNA Content Areas

Course Objectives

Describe the use of a leadership style seen in practice.
Complete mentor agreement.
Identify two areas of potential personal or professional growth.
Identify techniques used in practice to improve the clarity of communication.
Analyze the dynamics of a team within one’s institution.
Critique the success of a meeting within the practice setting.
Summarize a potential change within the practice setting for presentation.
Identify the role of the nurse in legislative advocacy.
Apply the basic principles of ethics to one’s practice.
Identify how the nurse leader can have an impact in technology.