Charge Nurse: Critical Thinking for RNs

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Critical thinking is central to effective task management and decision making in high-risk situations. The class reviews how active assessment and analysis of information can help improve quality of thinking and discusses the key principles and barriers to thinking critically. The course also covers the application of critical thinking through nursing processes to help staff arrive at appropriate decisions and conclusions.

Course date

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Event Time:
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Course objectives

  • Define critical thinking. 
  • Express insight into analyzing, reasoning and evaluating problems. 
  • Explain intellectual standards. 
  • Recognize barriers to the application of critical thinking in nursing. 
  • Identify the application of critical thinking in nursing practice. 
  • Discuss feeling, vision and examination models. 


Mark Kaliher has over 20 years of nursing experience, primarily in the emergency department, where he currently works as a charge nurse at Bear Valley Community Hospital in San Bernardino County. He has experience working with a variety of teams through many years of registry work and critical care transports. For the past 10 years, Kaliher has also been instructing courses through Flex Ed and HASC, and has become one of their most requested instructors. Students report that he’s able to take complicated concepts and make them easy to understand. His experience as a charge nurse, combined with humor and a passion for nursing, make each course taught an enjoyable experience, they say. 


$115 per HASC Hospital Member 
$140 per Non-Acute Stakeholder

Who Should Attend?

Charge nurses looking to develop and strengthen their leadership skills

Teri Hollingsworth

Job title:
Vice President, Human Resources and Education Services
Phone number:
(213) 538-0763