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Advanced Leadership Skills For Licensed practical nurses

Overview: This course has been designed to support LPNs in making the transition from front line care providers to leaders/managers. It is intended to prepare LPNs to take on leadership roles in varied health care settings, with a focus on the residential care context.

Course Length: 10 weeks

Credential Upon Completion: Certificate

Admission Requirements:

  • Designed specifically for LPNs (but also open to other RNs and RPNs) with current licensing / registration who have reviewed and signed off on an Online Learning Acknowledgement Form
  • Participants must have basic computer skills and access to a computer with internet access

Course Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe trends that impact the Canadian health care delivery system and nursing care
  • Identify leadership settings for the LPN and the role of the nurse leader in each of these settings
  • Clarify the LPN role / scope of practice
  • Recognize ways that team leaders use informatics, including the Internet, to provide timely care
  • Describe how legislation, professional standards, entry-level competencies, code of ethics and practice guidelines influence nursing practice in residential care
  • Specify professional issues such as responsibility, accountability and ethical practice relevant to the LPN role in residential care
  • Use an ethical decision making process to examine ethical dilemmas in nursing practice in residential care
  • Describe the leadership responsibilities of the LPN when working with unregulated health care providers
  • Describe the influence of collaborative and inter-professional relationships on a quality practice environment in residential care
  • Demonstrate the ability to access and assess current and relevant resources to prepare for nursing practice, with a focus on evidence-informed gerontology research
  • Discuss the importance of respecting cultural diversity and inclusivity
  • Use self-reflection and reflective journal writing to enhance learning and nursing practice
  • Discuss ideal leadership styles and characteristics
  • Articulate their own leadership style and characteristics
  • Identify the components of team leadership / the team leader role
  • Set goals for learning and leadership development
  • Identify potential sources of interpersonal and interprofessional conflicts
  • Apply strategies for managing interpersonal / interprofessional conflicts
  • Identify key categories of client care priorities
  • Use critical thinking to develop strategies for allocating resources judiciously to meet specific client needs
  • Describe how team leaders' routines may vary with the organizational patterns of nursing service delivery, during evening or night shifts, and with the personal strengths of individual nurses
  • Receive and give effective change-of-shift reports
  • Describe contributions that a team leader can make to enhance the efforts of collaborative, multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify and utilize effective performance review and coaching techniques

Course Fee: Individuals - $600

Employer Funded Seats (i.e. Health Authority) - $465

Stenberg PN Grads (25% discount for Stenberg grads) - $450

Course Delivery & Upcoming Dates:
This course is offered in 2 delivery formats (hybrid delivery or fully online delivery), designed to meet the needs of participants in the lower mainland area and/or those in various regions across B.C.

This course is available on a group registration basis only; to arrange for an offering, please contact us at

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