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Charge Nurse Leadership Development


The Charge Nurse Leadership Development course is designed for the registered nurse in a leadership role. The course facilitates the growth and development of nurses as unit leaders. Advanced leadership strategies, communication techniques, priority setting, and conflict management will be discussed. Practice scenarios will be facilitated in group exercises. 

Course Objectives

Following this course, the student will be able to:

1. Identify three key managerial functions of the charge nurse.
2. Describe how to assess patient care needs and match them with staff competence and ability.
3. Discuss steps in managing conflict. 
4. Discuss the importance of relationship management skills in interdepartmental communication. 
5. Explain differences between managing and leading. 
6. List benefits of functioning as a team.


Mark Kaliher, RN, has been teaching Flex Ed for a number of years. Kaliher is formally trained in ER nursing, and has worked as a staff nurse and relief charge nurse. Since 1988, he has utilized his extensive skill set to conduct in-services and employee orientations. His experience includes working in the ER, ICU, PACU, Outpatient Surgery and as the House Supervisor at Glendora Community Hospital in 1990. He also began teaching CPR and donating time to teach Basic Life Support classes at community education centers. 


The course fee is $115 for HASC hospital members and $140 for non-acute stakeholders.


To sign up, please visit the course registration site.