The New Nurse Manager Basics Workshop

Wednesday, May 13
8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.


Congratulations on your promotion to Nurse Manager! Now what? You need to build your leadership and business skills so you can be successful in your new role. This interactive workshop provides you with the essential information to build a game plan for your transition to Nurse Manager. Participants will enhance their understanding of management, communications, and business knowledge needed to run a unit effectively.

This workshop offers 5.75 contact hours. CEUs earned are applicable towards your Nurse Executive certification.

The New Nurse Manager Basics Workshop supports your individual contribution to your organization’s Pathway to Excellence®.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the key competencies for nurse managers
  • Synthesize basic skills of nursing leadership and their impact on staff and the work environment
  • Design a roadmap to achieve ongoing leadership success


8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Check-in

8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Welcome, introductions, and program overview

8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Stepping into a Leadership Role

  • The Contemporary Manager Role and Responsibilities
  • Managing Yourself
  • Building Trust – How to be an Authentic Leader
  • Adopting a Coaching Mindset in Your Leadership Role

9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Communication and Collaboration in Leadership Roles

  • Mastering Good Communication
  • Bridging the Communication Chasm Across Generations
  • Giving Constructive Feedback
  • Navigating Conflict

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch break

12:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Managing Staff Performance

  • Coaching Staff to a Higher Level of Performance
  • Managing Resistance to Change
  • Promoting Staff Engagement
  • Avoiding Team Dysfunction/Incivility
  • Promoting Staff Resilience

2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Resource Management

  • Healthcare Reimbursement
  • Budget Basics
  • Nurse Staffing in a Time of Shortage

3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Next Steps

  • Promote your Ongoing Development
  • Course Evaluation

Agenda subject to change.

Presented by


Dr. Sherman has extensive national experience speaking on a wide variety of leadership topics. She is the lead faculty for both the Emerging Leaders and Nursing Administration Master’s Program. Dr. Sherman was named Florida Nurse Leader of the Year in 2005 by the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives; selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a three-year Nurse Executive Fellowship in 2006; and selected as the Distinguished Teacher of the Year for Florida Atlantic University in 2008. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2010.