Leadership and Innovation

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About Course

This course is intended to help one become familiar with the different leadership styles, identify own strengths and weaknesses as well as develop an innovative growth mindset to be an effective, efficient and inspirational nurse leader in any healthcare setting. Effective communication, delegation, peer evaluation and conflict resolution techniques will be discussed. The nursing process will be reviewed and applied to real life examples on how one can enhance their critical thinking skills and identify ways to turn an everyday workplace challenge into an opportunity for growth and innovation. Brought to you in collaboration with the Illinois College of Nursing.


Course Outline

  1. Leadership- what it is and what it’s not
  2. Identifying your own leadership style
  3. Developing effective techniques for:
  • Communication
  • Delegation
  • Peer evaluation
  • Conflict resolution
  1. Critical thinking and the nursing process
  2. Managing stress and embracing change in the workplace
  3. Innovation- Introduction and Background
  4. Innovation Principles
  • Information
  • Imagination
  • Initiative

Course Objectives

  1. Define attributes of a nurse leader
  2. Describe effective leadership styles and characteristics
  3. Discuss communication styles and the impact of nonverbal communication
  4. Identify techniques to enhance communication skills
  5. Discuss delegation and evaluation techniques for work performed by others
  6. Discuss strategies to manage conflict effectively
  7. Identify coping strategies in response to change and stress in the workplace
  8. Define critical thinking
  9. Discuss the attitudes and skills necessary for effective critical thinking
  10. Discuss the process of critical thinking as it relates to the nursing process
  11. Discuss ways to utilize the critical thinking process to identify areas of improvement and create solutions within the workplace
  12. Create a personalized roadmap for achieving your leadership potential
  13. Define innovation
  14. Discuss the significance of innovation
  15. Describe the attributes of an innovator
  16. Identify three principles of innovation


Teaching Methods:

  • Instruction,
  • Problem-based learning,
  • Critical thinking,
  • Tests,
  • e-learning
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What Will You Learn?

  • Enhance critical thinking skills
  • Improve self-awareness and self-efficacy
  • Cultivate creative and innovative work environment
  • Develop cohesive and collaborative work relationships
  • Be an effective nurse leader
  • Develop growth mind set with a focus on solutions; not problems
  • Receive continuing education credit

Course Content


  • Disclosures

Leadership and Innovation Course

Leadership and Innovation Post-Course Attestation

Course Evaluation
To receive continuing education credit for this course, completion of this evaluation form is mandatory. Please read the following questions and choose the answer most appropriate for the course you just completed.