This CMP Nurse Leadership Training Project proposes to offer leadership training for registered nurses who are in leadership positions in Ohio 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 (2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020/2021) taught by Peg Tobin RN, and Mary Taylor, RN/LNHA/Esq. The project advisor will be Peg Tobin, RN of Tobin & Associates, Inc.
a) Visit to participating facility
b) Nurse Leadership Training – 4 day in-person program with CEUs – taught by Tobin & Associates
c) Mentorship and continued leadership training – follow-through 6-week program conducted via video webinar, 1 hour per week – Materials: Book Delegate or Suffocate, Leadership Connection Program/Workbook, more – taught by Tobin & Associates. Video webinar to be delivered from Tobin & Associates corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.
c) Core of Knowledge for Nurses – 3-day program – taught with EFOHCA and Tobin & Associates
d) CEUs – offered by OHCA for entire Nurse Leadership Program
e) Program approved by Ohio Department of Aging as a state quality improvement program
Assignment of a personal mentor to each participant who has completed both the Core of Knowledge classes and the Nurse Leadership Training – 2 months – mentor will be available for guidance regarding leadership issues, including communication, accountability and delegation – mentors assigned and supervised by Tobin & Associates.
Program occurs over a 6 month period.
All EFOHCA Core of Knowledge for Nurses, classes will be held at the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.
- 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.