New Nurse Leader Orientation

New Nurse Leader Orientation

Presented by: Debra Eisenstadt, MS, BSN, RN, CNML, Tiffany Omann-Bidinger, BSN, RN, and Diane Pelant, RN, MSN, CCRN ​
Webinar Date: Tuesday May 14, 2019
Webinar Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Session Description:  It is essential that professional nurse leaders are effectively prepared to address challenges and opportunities in today’s ever-changing health care environment. Limited literature exists related to a competency-based curriculum to develop professional nurse leaders. Organizationally, the need to have a vested interest in professional development of nurse leaders exists. Over the last five years, nurse leaders gathered information on the importance of using clearly defined, evidence-based, nursing leadership competencies. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA), and Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) have supported the need to develop leadership skills and competencies for new nurse leaders. A review of current orientation processes at the organization revealed a lack of an evidence-based curriculum for orientation and mentorship. Research validated a lack of formal orientation and mentorship. Research validated a lack of formal orientation and mentorship, evidence-based content, and perceptions of nurse managers and supervisor on competencies that contribute to success. This resulted in support to develop and implement a formal, evidence-based curriculum. A 12-month Nurse Director Orientation and Mentorship curriculum was developed. The evidence-based AONE competencies focused on 5 domains. Communication and Relationship Building, Knowledge of Health Care Environment, Leadership, Professionalism, and Business Skills. Subject matter experts were identified to formally meet with newly hired Directors. New Nurse Leaders and Mentors are selected based on similarities from the DisC and Strength Finders Assessment. In addition to the completion of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation modules, the new nurse leader completes a series of defined professional leadership development courses. This comprehensive program, embedded in the AONE competencies, will inspire, innovate, and enhance strong professional nurse leaders within an organization.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the 5 domains within the AONE competencies.
  • Discuss the process in implementing a structured nurse leader orientation and mentorship curriculum.
  • State rationale for subject matter experts.

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Your registration fee for a live webinar includes one web connection, one audio connection*, one PDF of the slide presentation (when provided by presenter), and one evaluation for continuing education credits. Login information is unique to the registration and not to be shared. 


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Learner Notification

*This webinar is not eligible for AOTA credit. ​

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory completion 
Participants must complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.   


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMPRA).  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement - Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
This course is co-provided by Amedco and AMRPA.  Maximum of 1.0 contact hour.

All CME activities must adhere to the ACCME’s content validation requirements. If/when any specific recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity are made, they must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. In addition, all CME presentations must avoid commercial bias.  All presenters must use the required disclosure slide that names any financial relationships or discussion of unlabeled/investigational uses of a medicine or device. 

Health Care Executives:  AMRPA is authorized to award 1.0 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select “My Education Credit” to log hours earned.


Objectives - After attending this program you should be able to:

  • Describe the 5 domains within the AONE competencies.
  • Discuss the process in implementing a structured nurse leader orientation and mentorship curriculum.
  • State rationale for subject matter experts.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.

Last Name First Name Disclosure
Hein Melanie Nothing to disclose
Lundgren Holly Nothing to disclose
Eisenstadt Debra Nothing to disclose
Omann-Bidnger Tiffnay Nothing to disclose
Pelant Diane Nothing to disclose
Instructor Financial and Nonfinancial Disclosure Statements can be found at the Registration links. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted up to two business days prior to a webinar. Registrants who cancel within that time will receive a refund, minus a $10 service fee. Cancellations received after that time will not be refunded. In the event that an AMRPA webinar is cancelled, participants will be contacted by email immediately and allowed the option to receive a full refund or transfer their registration fee to a future AMRPA event.

CME Live Activity Overview 
To be eligible for documentation of CME credit, physicians must attend the entire live webinar and complete an evaluation form. All physician attendees will be contacted after the live webinar with CME evaluation information. 

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We do our best to anticipate problems and, when they do present themselves, will attempt to alleviate complaints as quickly as possible. When a complaint, either verbally or written, is received, the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution:

(1)    Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual educational style being utilized, the individual voicing disapproval is requested to place his/her comments in writing. An AMRPA representative will convey these comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.

(2)    If the complaint concerns a continuing education activity, its content, level of presentation, or facilities in which the event is being held, the representative in charge will attempt to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. If the offered resolution (resolutions offered may include, but not be limited to partial/full refund of registration fees paid; credit toward future event) not satisfactory to the individual filing the complaint, then further action may be taken as follows.

(3)    The individual is requested to place his/her complaint in writing to the attention of the Education Director, American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association, One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 USA. The complaint is then reviewed by the Education Director in consultation with the Clinical Director and Education Advisor. A written response will be issued within 30 days of receipt of the written complaint.