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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

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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.

Dates of next Leadership Academy

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, Sept. 10
    Regional meetings for Kansas City site
  • May 14, June 18, Sept. 17
    Regional meetings for Springfield site
  • July 9
    Both groups meet together in Springfield
  • Aug. 6 and 13
    Webinars of one hour each may done at home or in the work setting.

Note
In rare instances, a date may need to be changed. Sufficient notice will be given.

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.

Highlights

  • Leadership
    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

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 2two 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.

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 Halley, RNC, BSN, NHA, former DON, program manager Nursing Home Services, Primaris

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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.