The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership

Investing in nurse leaders has taken on new importance following the tremendous challenges of the past two years. ONL has partnered with national nursing leadership experts to provide this essential program for new and established leaders on your team.

About the Program

ONL's Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership is designed to assist new and experienced leaders alike in developing the key skills necessary to be successful in any organization. This interactive, virtual program taught by experts Dr. Rose Sherman and Dr. Joyce Batcheller provides foundational professional development for new, emerging, and experienced nurse leaders alike.

What Participants Can Expect

  • Experience an interactive, virtual leadership development program led by nationally recognized nursing leadership experts
  • Develop an understanding of the challenges and trends faced by nurse leaders today
  • Gain skills and strategies for success in key areas for nurse leaders
  • Program focus areas include:
    • Managing Staff Performance: Discover strategies for managing staff performance and maintaining staff engagement.
    • Stepping into Leadership: Identify the role and expectations of contemporary nurse leaders and strategies that help leaders succeed.
    • Communication and Collaboration in Leadership Roles: Discuss critical aspects of communication and collaboration for nurse leaders and tactics to improve your communication skills.
    • Resource Management: Learn to manage scarce resources through effective budgeting, staffing, and workforce retention.

Who Should Participate

  • New, emerging, and experienced nurse leaders who wish to strengthen their leadership skill set and connect with fellow nurse leaders

Program Details

  • This workshop is offered on different dates, each customized for a specific audience, either Managers and Directors or Charge Nurses and Emerging Nurse Leaders. Please check our upcoming programs for dates.
  • Attendees are eligible for 6 Contact Hours
  • Individual registration fee is $199, and group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more

Program Faculty

Rose Sherman 

Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Dr. Sherman is nationally known for her innovative work in nurse leader development. She edits the popular nursing blog, and is Editor in Chief of Nurse Leader. Dr. Sherman is also a Gallup certified strengths coach and author of the book, The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership.

 Joyce Batcheller

Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, FAAN

Dr. Batcheller is currently a Nurse Executive Advisor for AMN Healthcare. Prior to that she served as the President of CNO Solutions where she was responsible for the development of a CNO Academy, an on-boarding toolkit, and executive advising. Dr. Batcheller has specialized in chief nursing officer on-boarding and authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on the subject.


Participant Testimonials

  • "I had such an amazing time today during the program. I hope that many more nurses get to attend this. I look forward to implementing a few things that I learned today into my everyday practice."
  • "Today was my first day as a nurse leader and this was a great conference to start to my leadership career! I learned a lot about conflict resolution and communication."
  • "I learned a lot about how COVID has changed us, and how to answer some tough questions brought to me by staff."
  • "This has been a wonderful day! Is ONL going to run this program again? I would like to send all of my managers."
  • "Learning from other leaders is great - conducting stay interviews with staff, genius idea!"


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