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Nursing Leadership: If You Don't Know Where You Are Going, Any Road Will Get You There

Release Date: 09/11/2018
Expiration Date: 09/11/2020 
Originally presented at the NASN2018 Annual Conference

Upon successful completion of this offering,
participants will receive 1.25 CNE contact hour.

Cost: $20.00
FREE for NASN members!

Program Overview
Since the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine challenged nurses to become the change agents that will transform the sick care system into a health care system, nurses are being sought to take their place at the leadership table. However, the juggling of family and workplace obligations often result in nurses being distracted from investing in the time and energy required to identify career goals and create the map to achieve them. Later, some nurses experience regrets about roads not taken and do not have the professional or experiential foundation required to fulfill influential career opportunities as they arise. This educational activity will assure that you assess the professional strengths and development you need to be ready for future challenges and career opportunities. Participants will explore their goals and potential pathways to achieving them. Each participant will establish short and long term goals and create action plans to meet those career milestones. Participants will take the steps needed to create a map that will pave the way to an intentional career, as opposed to an accidental career.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to
  • Identify gaps in professional development and experiences that could thwart achieving career goals.
  • Create short-term and long-term career goals.
  • Develop an action plan to meet career goals.
Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in professional career advancement and legacy mapping.


Martha Dewey Bergren, DNS, RN, NCSN, APHN-BC, FNASN, FASHA, FAAN
Director, Advanced Population Health, Health Systems Leadership & Informatic
University of Illinois Chicago, College of Nursing
Chicago, Illinois

Robin Adair Shannon, DNP, RN, NCSN
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Health Systems Science
Chicago, Illinois

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement
National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Sponsorship
This program did not receive commercial support or sponsorship.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page). The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.

Step 3: Print the certificate.