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Leadership is a challenging part of every nursing career. Committing to excellence, leading with integrity, and mastering effective communication are only some of the requirements.
Christy Hennessey, DNP and RNC-OB, has over 20 years of health care experience and is passionate about advocating for the role of nurses everywhere. She will help you prepare for the leadership test and guide you through the different fields of leadership and management, including critical thinking, ethical principles, delegation and interdisciplinary teams.
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Christy Hennessey, DNP, RNC-OB, is an innovative nursing education leader with over 20 years of health care experience. She is passionate about advocating for the role of nurses everywhere and equipping the nurses of tomorrow to achieve their utmost potential in order to move the profession forward. She currently serves as interim dean of Capella University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Christy is a profilic presenter on topics related to nursing, leadership, self-care, and coporate wellness. She earned a DNP from the University of South Alabama and a MSN and BSN from University of Mobile.

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Heart Sounds: Normal and Abnormal

An overview of normal and abnormal heart sounds, such as murmurs and clicks

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Medications Used to Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Medications used to treat Parkinson's disease: actions, adverse effects, interactions, contraindications

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Medication Administration: Rights and Guidelines

An overview of a client's medication rights and guidelines for administering medication

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Parkinson’s Disease

Overview of Parkinson's disease: description, manifestations, risk factors, patient education

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Caring for a Patient During and After a Generalized Seizure

An overview on nursing care during and after a seizure

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Multiple Sclerosis

Overview of multiple sclerosis: definition, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, medications, and patient education

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Liver Cirrhosis

Overview of cirrhosis, an end-stage of liver disease that develops after healthy liver tissue is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue (fibrosis)

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Tips for Writing a Great Nursing Note

Great nursing notes are clear, concise, correct, complete, relevant, current, sequential, legible, and secure.

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SBAR Report

SBAR: an organized framework for communicating a patient’s situation among interdisciplinary team members

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Comparison Chart of Where Different Central Lines Are Placed

Understand the most common central line placements, PICC vs CVC.

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Delegation: Tasks that the RN Can Safely Delegate

What tasks can the busy nurse safely and legally delegate? Use this sheet to refresh your memory.

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Assessing and Planning Care: Goals, Interventions, and Outcomes

These nursing interventions can help with client care needs

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Glasgow Coma Scale

The Glasgow Coma Scale is a neurological assessment tool used to determine a patient's motor and verbal responses and their level of consciousness.

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Common Antibiotic Classes and Adverse Reactions

Common antibiotic medications and adverse reactions for the NCLEX®

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Anticholinergic Meds

A list of anticholinergic meds and general synopsis of what anticholinergic meds do and the side effects that they come with.

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Side Effects of Corticosteroids

Common side effects of corticosteroids that you should know because they affect so many other systems

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Blood Transfusion Prep

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Respiratory Assessment

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Common Bacteria by Body System

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What Do Diuretics Do?

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Head To Toe Assessment

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Medication Risks

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Insert an IV

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IV Solutions

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Open a Sterile Kit

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Put on Sterile Gloves

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Understanding Ratios

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Common Meds that Lower Blood Pressure

Concise summary table of the most common ways to pharmacologically lower blood pressure that every nurse needs to know

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AIDET: How to Introduce Yourself To Your Patient

Introducing yourself to your patient utilizing the AIDET communication framework, which increases patient compliance, enhances patient satisfaction and improves clinical outcomes.

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Growth Stages: Infant–School Age

Physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes in infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children


In nursing leadership describes ability to inspire, influence, and motivate other health care professionals. The goal should be to get the highest possible potential out of the professionals during the collaboration in order to achieve the collective organizational goals. The nurse leader acts as a role model for others and for the health care system.
Clinical and bedside nurses use their leadership skills to provide patient care and to coordinate, lead and support other team members.

Nursing clinical leadership includes critical thinking, decision making, action, and advocacy. Nursing leaders should have hard and soft skills to carry out their tasks appropriately. Hard skills include advanced clinical skills and technical knowledge. Soft skills are the social skills needed to communicate and work effectively with colleagues and subordinates. Soft skills are developed during a nursing leader’s career.

The best way to demonstrate leadership is to be proactive. That means react first in a crisis. You should also know how to delegate tasks and respecfully talk to other health care professionals. Also volunteer on a committee demonstrates leadership. Another important component is continuing education in general and in clinical knowledge.

Leadership and management in nursing differ in the role of nursing professionals. Nursing managers are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of nursing departments and supervising department staff. In detail, nursing management is the process of leading teams and nursing departments to ensure best practices and organization in patient care. In contrast, leaders typically supervise nursing teams and ensure the overall success of the department or hospital as a whole.

The Lecturio leadership course for nurses includes over 50 videos with a total length of over 4 hours. The more than 200 matching quiz questions also help you to consolidate and cement the knowledge you have heard by using Spaced Repetition. In addition, over 100 Qbank questions prepare you for your exams. Lecturio also provides you with a predefined Study Planner so that you know which areas of the leadership still need to be studied. The Learning Paths allow you to see your progress and any gaps in your knowledge.