Role of the Charge Nurse: Thinking, Doing, Surviving 2019

The Role of the Charge Nurse: Thinking, Doing, Surviving

Course Expiration Date: 2/28/22

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization. If you are not a SC AHEC member, the fee is $25.00.

Course Description: This course will provide skills to assist charge nurses to understand their role expectations and requirements to professionally lead their staff.

 Instructor: Kerrie Roberson DHA, MBA, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, CMSRN

 Target Audience: Licensed Nurses

 Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe role expectations of a charge nurse.
  • List the keys to appropriate delegation.
  • Identify three or more characteristics of an effective clinical leader.
  • Identify critical thinking skills that are important for the charge nurse.
  • Describe three or more difficult behavior patterns and formulate positive approaches for dealing with each behavior.
  • Illustrate problem solving strategies for selected clinical scenarios.

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 1 contact hour.

Other:This educational offering provides 0.10 CEUs (1.00 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


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