Leadership Development

Leadership Development

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ONS believes that every nurse is a leader. You’ll enhance your skills through this intensive nine-week program as you learn to apply principles and theories of leadership to your nursing practice and explore key components of leadership such as communication, teamwork, change theory, mentorship, advocacy, ethics, and more. Throughout the course, you’ll work in tandem with a mentor, network through discussions with fellow students and faculty, complete comprehensive self-assessments, and learn through multiple formats, including audio, video, and interactive activities.

Due to the interactive nature of this course, there are a limited number of seats available for each term. Please note that each course participant is required to identify a mentor for the course. Mentors are not assigned by ONS.

Leadership Development Course Topics

  • Learning Foundations
  • Mentorship
  • Understanding Self
  • Communication
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Leading Change
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Professional Topics

Leadership Development Online Course Scholarship Available

$170 educational scholarships are available through the ONS Foundation to reimburse your Leadership Development course registration. Scholarship application deadline corresponds with course registration due date. Apply today.

Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will identify three ways that they have integrated leadership concepts and skills into personal and professional settings.

Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses with varying levels of experience who are interested in integrating leadership concepts and skills into their practice settings and roles.

ILNA Breakdown

34.25 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 34.25 points: Professional

34.25 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 20.25 points: Professional
  • 7 points each: Coordination of Care and in Roles of the APN
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the use of a leadership style seen in practice.
  • Complete mentor agreement.
  • Identify two areas of potential personal or professional growth.
  • Identify techniques used in practice to improve the clarity of communication.
  • Analyze the dynamics of a team within one’s institution.
  • Critique the success of a meeting within the practice setting.
  • Summarize a potential change within the practice setting for presentation.
  • Identify the role of the nurse in legislative advocacy.
  • Apply the basic principles of ethics to one’s practice.
  • Identify how the nurse leader can have an impact in technology.

The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

Group purchases are available

 Registering for 10 or more people? Group discounts are available for this course.

To find out more, contact ONS customer service at help@ons.org or 866-257-4667, option 2. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am–5 pm EST.

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