Nurse Leadership Program

Course Description

Our Nurse Leadership Program, developed in partnership with Dignity Health Global Education, equips nurse leaders to make a positive impact on their organizations by empowering them to evaluate and lead themselves, others and their organizations amidst a complex and evolving healthcare environment.

The course, developed with nurse leaders for nurse leaders, encourages nurses to build their confidence, knowledge and practical skills to guide their teams, departments and organizations successfully into the future.

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What You'll Learn

The course focuses on all aspects of leadership, including:

  • Leading Self – Before we can lead others, we must be self aware.
  • Leading Others – Elevate the performance of others by engaging teams with clear goals
    and priorities, building trust and creating psychological safety for team members.
  • Leading the Organization – Develop a deeper understanding of how healthcare
    organizations function, from strategic and financial management to organizational
    structure and regulatory compliance.
  • Leading Change – In today’s fast-changing healthcare environment, it’s important
    to understand and lead through disruption in order to inspire change in individuals,
    teams and organizations.

Nurse Leadership Program

This Course Includes:

  • Dynamic, engaging video content
  • Interactive lessons with hands-on exercises
  • Collaborative discussions
  • Job aids for continuous reference
  • Networking opportunities
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Course Content

The Commitment

  • 4-6 hours per week for 16 weeks

You’ll Earn

  • Certificate in Nurse Leadership from Duke CE
  • 64 Continuing Education Credits from AKH. Inc – 16 for each module

Exceptional Learning Experience

  • Thought leadership pieces from senior staff including CNEOs, CFOs
  • Online, flexible study from any device at any time
  • Engaging learning environment: video-based content, real case studies, projects, discussions and job aids
  • Modularized, bitesize learning chunks to allow you to manage your workload
  • Various start dates: January, April, July, October

Meet the Faculty

Cherie Kunold

Cherie Kunold, LSSBB, BSN

Professional career highlights: Executive Coach Senior Director of Patient Care Services; System Director of Performance Excellence; Director of Diversity and Organizational Development, Dignity Health
Kim Deese

Kim Deese MBA, AA, BSN

Professional career highlights: Senior Director, Clinical and Advisory Services, Dignity Health International CNE/VP Nursing and Ancillary Services, Dignity Health - Woodland CNE/VP Patient Care Services, St Vincent Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center

Nancy Keeshan

Professional career highlights: Executive Director, Global Practice Lead, Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education Assistant Dean, EMBA, Duke's Fuqua School of Business

Cindy Campbell

Professional career highlights: Instructional Design and Project Director at Duke Corporate Education Director of Distributed Learning Support, Duke's Fuqua School of Business