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MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care

A professional development certificate program offered by the University of Missouri

Columbia and St. Louis: November 2014 to May 2015
Kansas City and Spring?eld: April to October 2015

Cohort 1

Columbia
All sessions take place in Columbia unless otherwise indicated; specific locations TBA

St. Louis
All sessions take place in St. Louis unless otherwise indicated; specific locations TBA

Days 1 and 2

  • Nov, 11 and 12
  • Meet in Columbia

December

  • No class
  • View two webinars

Day 3

  • Jan. 14
  • Meet in Columbia

Day 4

  • Feb. 11
  • Meet in Columbia

Day 5

  • March 18
  • Meet in St. Louis

Optional day on finance1

  • March 19
  • Meet in St. Louis

Day 6

  • April 8
  • Meet in Columbia

Days 7 and 8

  • May 5 and 6
  • Meet in Columbia

Days 1 and 2

  • Nov, 11 and 12
  • Meet in Columbia

December

  • No class
  • View two webinars

Day 3

  • Jan. 21
  • Meet in St. Louis

Day 4

  • Feb. 18
  • Meet in St. Louis

Day 5

  • March 18
  • Meet in St. Louis

Optional day on finance1

  • March 19
  • Meet in St. Louis

Day 6

  • April 15
  • Meet in St. Louis

Days 7 and 8

  • May 5 and 6
  • Meet in Columbia

 

1In conjunction with MHCA

 

Cohort 2

Blue Springs
All sessions take place in Blue Springs unless otherwise indicated; specific locations TBA

Springfield
All sessions take place in Springfield unless otherwise indicated; specific locations TBA

Days 1 and 2

  • April 21 and 22\
  • Meet in Blue Springs

Day 3

  • May 20
  • Meet in Blue Springs

Day 4

  • June 10
  • Meet in Blue Springs

Day 5

  • July 15
  • Meet in Springfield

Optional day on finance1

  • July 16
  • Meet in Springfield

August

  • No class
  • View two webinars

Day 6

  • Sept. 9
  • Meet in Blue Springs

Days 7 and 8

  • Oct. 13 and 14
  • Meet in Blue Springs

Days 1 and 2

  • April 21 and 22\
  • Meet in Blue Springs

Day 3

  • May 27
  • Meet in Springfield

Day 4

  • June 17
  • Meet in Springfield

Day 5

  • July 15
  • Meet in Springfield

Optional day on finance1

  • July 16
  • Meet in Springfield

August

  • No class
  • View two webinars

Day 6

  • Sept. 16
  • Meet in Springfield

Days 7 and 8

  • Oct. 13 and 14
  • Meet in Blue Springs

 

1In conjunction with MHCA

A certificate program offered by the University of Missouri to strengthen the RN-NHA leadership connection for better outcomes in long term care

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Join us for the fourth MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care, starting this fall. We know that long-term care can be challenging, but the Academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees, all while earning over 50 hours of CE credit.

The Academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement. Enroll with your RN colleague for the best group-learning and team-building experience. Don’t miss out on this final opportunity to challenge yourself, grow in your leadership and network with your peers.

Description

A structured educational program with a proven curriculum to improve leadership behaviors offered over seven months using a combination of face-to-face sessions with two webinars. It features an innovative and evidence-based curriculum with a strong focus on application to practice and peer consultation.

Target audience

RNs (do not have to be a DON) and their colleague NHAs. Based on the quality improvement and change literature, and our own experience with the academy, we highly encourage the RN-NHA leadership team to enroll together. However, individual enrollments are accepted.
 

Follow-up surveys from graduates of the academy reveal

  • 71 to 94 percent of the graduates remained with their original employer at 6 to 18 months after graduation.
  • Statistically significant increases in self-reported transformational leadership behaviors and confidence in their ability to perform as leaders.
  • The mentoring component served to enrich and expand RN peer support networks.
  • Graduates are more likely to involve their staff in decision-making and to provide a working environment conducive to teamwork and quality improvement.
  • ELDA participants tend to remain in their original nursing home after graduation.

Cost

  • $500
    Includes eight days of intensive and interactive education, two webinars, binder of course materials and two books, CE credit for RNs and NHAs, continental breakfasts, four hosted lunches, and more.
  • May be paid in two separate payments. You are not officially enrolled until the first payment is received.

Accreditation

Over 50 contact or clock hours will be awarded to all individuals who successfully complete the MU Enhanced Leadership Development academy and are paid in full.You will receive a diploma documenting completion of this official certificate program from the University of Missouri.

  • Registered nurses
    University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Provider Approval Number 716-XII.
  • Nursing home administrators
    Over 50 clock hours through the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. TA#073-913.

Criteria for successful completion

  • Regular attendance
    To meet the course objectives and fully benefit from the academy, more than two absences will result in dismissal. Days 1, 2 and 8 are mandatory classes.
  • Completion of required assignments and readings.
  • Completion of daily evaluation tool.
  • Completion of pre-post academy self-assessment tools.
  • Active class participation.
  • Completion and presentation of quality improvement change project.

Features

  • Networking and professional recognition with CE Credit for $10 per hour.
  • Graduates are recognized by LTC stakeholders, potential employers, and colleagues. 
  • Show Me PIPS and Best Practices — Share your organization’s success with others during the final day of the program. Go on to be featured by other LTC stakeholder groups as a leader in Missouri.
  • The LPI — Access to an evidence-based leadership assessment instrument and professional development planning package with one on one consultation.

Topics

  • Leadership for High Performing Nursing Homes
  • Conflict Can Be a Gift
  • Staff Engagement
  • Thoughts on Leadership
  • Leading and Sustaining Change
  • A Team Approach to Quality Improvement
  • Managing Different Generations
  • Influencing Up
  • The Art and Science of Management and Leadership
  • The RN’s Role in LTC — Lessons from Patient Safety Research
  • Creating & Leading a Person Centered Care Culture
  • Finance for High Performing Homes (optional day)
  • Making the Financial Case for Change and Basic Financial Management
  • A Future of Change for Health Care Delivery
  • Ageism, Self Evaluation, and Customer Service in LTC and CMS Updates
  • Building an Effective Organization: Ingredients, Pathways, and Possibilities
  • Thriving in a Competitive Market: Lessons from Quality Award Winners

Proven outcomes

  • Measureable improvement in falls, staff retention, communication, incontinence, re-hospitalization, and more
  • 74 to 100 percent retention rate of graduates up to 18 months after completion of the program
  • Significant increase in confidence to lead
  • Significant increase in leadership behaviors
  • Enriched and expanded peer networks

CE credit

50 contact or clock hours for RNs and NHAs.

Note
You must have access to a computer and a working email address.

Faculty

  • Alexis Roam, MS(N), RN, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, program manager Nursing Home Services, Primaris, Former DON
  • Lynne Ott, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, vice president, Patient Care Services, Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall
  • Barbara Primm, BSN, RN-BC, assistant administrator and former DON, Loch Haven, Macon County Nursing Home District, Macon
  • Donna (De) Minner, BSN, RN, former ADON, clinical consultant/research nurse, DCM instructor, Columbia
  • Judy Carte, RNC, BSN, NHA, former DON, program manager Nursing Home Services, Primaris

New schedule for 2014-2015

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Join us for the MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care, starting this fall. We know that long-term care can be challenging, but the academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees, all while earning over 40 hours of CE credit.

The academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement. Enroll with your RN colleague for the best group-learning and team-building experience. Don’t miss out on this final opportunity to challenge yourself, grow in your leadership and network with your peers.