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Goals and Learning Outcomes

All nurses are leaders when they care for patients. Nurses lead by working autonomously to support patients when they are unable to care for themselves. They also plan, organize, and manage patient care to help them attain better health. When a nurse steps into a charge nurse role, their responsibility grows significantly. New nurse leaders need to understand leadership and management principles that are critical for transitioning into a charge nurse role and the impact of culture on unit dynamics.

The goal of this course is to prepare nursing professionals in acute care with a basic overview of how to assist with transitioning to a charge nurse role.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Apply management and leadership principles important to managing an effective unit.
  • Identify leadership styles important to influencing staff performance and driving change.
  • Recognize how unit culture can impact staff performance and strategies needed to create a positive work culture.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Course Originally Released On: 12/01/22

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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.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, Kansas State Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, Michigan Board of Nursing, Mississippi Board of Nursing, New Hampshire Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, North Dakota Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and West Virginia Board Of Registered Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.