MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care
A certificate program offered by the University of Missouri to strengthen the RN-NHA leadership connection for better outcomes in long term care
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.
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.
Dates of next Leadership Academy
Columbia and St. Louis 2013 and 2014
- Nov, 13 and 14, 2013 and May 21 and 22, 2014
Both groups meet together in Columbia
- Dec. 4 and 11, 2013
Webinars of one hour each, done at home or in the work setting.
- Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 12, and April 16, 2014
Regional meetings for Columbia site (MU Sinclair School of Nursing)
- Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 12 (In Columbia), and April 23, 2014
Regional meetings for St. Louis site (St. Louis Community College- Florissant Valley)
March 12, 2014 we will all meet in Columbia.
Kansas City and Springfield 2014
- April 9 and 10 and Oct. 15 and 16
Both groups meet together in Kansas City
- May 7, June 11, July 9, Sept. 10
Regional meetings for Kansas City site
- May 14, June 18, July 16, Sept. 17
Regional meetings for Springfield site
- Aug. 6 and 13
Webinars of 1 hour each may done at home or in the work setting.
In rare instances, a date may need to be changed. Sufficient notice will be given.
Hear Matt Younger’s, thoughts and impressions on leadership (Section Administrator for LTC Regulation, MDHSS).
- Leadership Practice Inventory
Get a 360° perspective of your leadership behaviors.
- Leading and Managing
Know when to lead and when to manage.
- Coaching, Counseling, and Communication
Learn strategies for each of these management skills.
- Leadership for High Performing Nursing Homes
Find out what you can do to improve resident outcomes in your own work setting.
- Guest lecturer Kristen N. Corazzini, PhD, FGSA, Duke University School of Nursing
- Sustaining Change
Discover ways to influence and sustain change.
- A Team Approach to Quality Improvement
Learn proven quality improvement techniques.
- The Medical Team’s Role in Quality Improvement
- Guest lecturer Jeffery Kerr, DO, CMD, Geriatrician, Rolla, past president, Missouri Association of Long Term Care Physicians
- Making the Fiscal Case for Change
Apply financial skills to communicating the need for change.
- Managing Up
Hear strategies to communicate with superiors and create a mutually beneficial relationship.
- Guest lecturer Dewey Thompson, trainer and business consultant, Missouri Training Institute, MU
- Managing Different Generations
- Guest lecturer Dewey Thompson
- Meaningful Work
Discover how staff retention relates to culture change.
- The RN’s Role in LTC: Lessons from Patient Safety Research
- Guest lecturer Amy Vogelsmeier, PhD, GCNS-BC, RN, MU Sinclair School of Nursing
- A Future of Change for Health Care Delivery
Learn of new programs and reimbursement structures that will change LTC as we know it.
- Guest lecturer Sherri L. Robbins, BSN, RN, LNHA, CLNC, RAC-CT, supervising consultant, BKD National Health Care Group
- Looking toward the Future
Gain insight into the clinical considerations of culture change and how the nursing home can provide quality of care as well as quality of life. Find out what happens when culture change intersects with state regulations. Are they compatible?
- Guest lecturer Tracy Niekamp, program manager, Section for LTC, MDHSS
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 2two separate payments. You are not officially enrolled until the first payment is received.
Over 40 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 40 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.
You must have access to a computer and a working email address.
- 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 Halley, RNC, BSN, NHA, former DON, program manager Nursing Home Services, Primaris