Invest in your leaders, reduce staff turnover.

The Tobin Way Nurse Leadership Project offers proven leadership development that increases engagement and retention of direct care staff, leading to reduced staff turnover.

Support your staff and join a nation-wide network of leadership mentors.

The Tobin Way Nurse Leadership Project develops leadership abilities that have been proven to affect engagement and retention of direct care staff, such as effective communication, managing expectations, accountability, delegation and mentorship.

This unique program improves a facility by training nurse managers how to more effectively communicate, manage and delegate responsibility to their teams, adhere to accountability standards, and establish a mentorship network they can turn to for direction — all directly leading to decreased staff turnover and improved resident care outcomes.

The Tobin Way Nurse Leadership Project is available to every facility in every state. Participation in the Tobin Way Nurse Leadership Project and NLE Certification is offered at $3,750 per RN participant. In certain states, for qualifying LTC facilities, Tobin is able to provide this leadership training to registered nurses at no cost to the participant nor participant’s facility via a CMP grant awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) in various states. The CMP Application can be found here.

In facilities where a DON/ADON completed the Tobin Way Nurse Leadership Project, the facility showed the following improvements:

53%

STAFF TURNOVER

17%

RESIDENT SATISFACTION

10%

FAMILY SATISFACTION

Full published results can be found on McKnights Long-Term Care News

“It helped me learn new strategies on managing employees and renewing old skills. I have found myself in situations that have been easier to address thanks to the skills I learned during this project.”

Tessa Tweedlie RN, BSN, RAC-CT, NLE
2018 Nurse Leadership Project Graduate

Bring The Tobin Way Nurse Leadership Project to your facility — call us 888-336-7800, or fill out the form below.

Each participating RN that completes the Tobin Way Nurse Leadership Project will receive their NLE certification and join the growing national network of NLE-Certified Nurse Leaders.

Participation in the Tobin Way Nurse Leadership Project and NLE Certification is offered at $3,750 per RN participant. In certain states, for qualifying LTC facilities, Tobin is able to provide this leadership training to registered nurses at no cost to the participant nor participant’s facility via a CMP grant awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) in various states. The CMP Application can be found here.

Or, if you would like to apply for participation, with 100% of the costs paid via CMP grant funding, please select the available state below:

This CMP Nurse Leadership Training Project proposes to offer leadership training for registered nurses who are in leadership positions in California LTC Nursing Facilities and follow up with personal mentoring for successful graduates. This project will concentrate on the development of nurse leaders, and focus on leadership abilities that affect engagement and retention of direct care staff.

Two Nurse Leadership Training sessions (that last 6 months) will be taught each year for 3 years (2019/2020, 2020/2021, 2021/2022) taught by Jill Thomas, RN of Clinical Compliance Concepts and Ruth Parnell NHA, of RAP Resources, Inc. The project advisor will be Peg Tobin, RN of Tobin & Associates, Inc.

Project Agenda

Phase I

a) Visit to participating facility

Phase II

b) Nurse Leadership Training – 8-day training program in person

c) video webinars

d) mentoring

e) this program is spread out over 6 months

Phase III

Assignment of a personal mentor to each participant – 2 months – mentor will be available for guidance regarding leadership issues, including communication, accountability and delegation – mentors assigned and supervised.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Limited to 12 facilities per session (to facilitate interaction with each participant)
  • Limited to 4 facilities per organization
  • Facility participation is not limited to members of any State Health Care Association
  • Facility is experiencing a turnover rate of greater than 25% in nursing staff
  • Applicants must be a registered nurse (RN) with at least 2 years of experience in a long term care. The RN will be interviewed and explained to him/her the purpose of the program and will sign an agreement of understanding and commitment to the training program.