Goal and Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this nursing leadership continuing education course is to inform nurses about the key elements of leadership, focusing particularly on skills that enable nurses to coordinate resources and achieve desired outcomes in patient care settings. These resources may be staff, technological, or financial in nature. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe key aspects of the environment in which nurses assume leadership roles and functions, and how the climate influences caregiving and management practices
  • Depict the transitions that nurses make — either temporarily or permanently — from the role of caregiver to the role of leader or manager
  • Identify supervisory practices that promote good performance, workforce commitment, and professional satisfaction
  • Identify key skills that nurses should develop to excel as leaders and managers — whether they are managers for the shift or managers in full-time management positions
  • Describe important interpersonal and coaching skills, such as communication, delegation, and feedback, that promote mutual respect and solid teamwork
  • Discuss ways to evaluate outcomes at the end of your shift
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to control costs on your unit

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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