Evaluation of a leadership development academy for RNs in long-term care

Nurs Adm Q. Apr-Jun 2010;34(2):122-9. doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0b013e3181d91778.


While evidence strongly suggests that nursing leadership impacts nursing home care, most nursing home (NH) RN leaders have not had the benefit of a structured educational program that emphasizes the skills necessary to effectively lead in today's complex NH environment. The University of Missouri Leadership Development Academy for RNs in Long-Term Care was developed as an innovative educational program to prepare NH RNs to become effective leaders. Early data evaluating the leadership academy suggest that participation in a structured leadership program over an extended period of time may enhance the leadership behaviors of NH RNs.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / organization & administration*
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / standards
  • Educational Status
  • Humans
  • Leadership*
  • Long-Term Care / organization & administration
  • Long-Term Care / standards
  • Missouri
  • Nurse Administrators / organization & administration*
  • Nurse Administrators / standards
  • Nursing Evaluation Research*
  • Nursing Homes / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Homes / standards
  • Program Development
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Schools
  • Staff Development / methods*