Through its rich leadership and management program content, this one-year leadership development program will train the advanced practice nurse to be better able to meet the challenges of the evolving health care environment. Fellows who successfully complete the program will be equipped with the skills and competencies to lead health care teams to increased operational efficiency and improved patient outcomes.
With a focus on the creation and sustainability of patient-centered practices, the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program emphasizes the behaviors of exemplary leaders to enable nurse professionals to identify their personal leadership styles and philosophies and learn how to expand upon them when directing health care teams. Skills and competencies acquired through program participation can be applicable to the urban, rural, large or small clinical environment.
The program utilizes an innovative delivery approach that combines monthly distance-based learning activities, small-group mentoring with experienced coaches, and three on-site leadership development retreats. Fellows also conduct a transformational health project that incorporates use of leadership and quality improvement skills acquired throughout the program and are given the opportunity to receive individualized professional development coaching as well.