Clinical Leadership Development Program: Essential Leadership Competencies for Nurses at Every Level

Clinical Leadership Development Program: Essential Leadership Competencies for Nurses at Every Level

The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) created a clinical leadership development program targeted to the clinical nurse at the bedside. Excellent clinical leadership at the point of care is essential for the delivery of evidence-based, quality patient care and maintenance of a healthy, innovative practice environment. This 10 lesson course informs clinical nurses of the need for leadership at the bedside, identifies the dimensions of clinical leadership, and highlights the competencies of the nurse leader at the bedside. The program is designed to motivate and empower clinical nurses at the bedside to become leaders in their practice environment.


Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to describe psychiatric-mental health needs that impact patient care provided by the medical-surgical nurse.


Certification Review Course

Certification Review Course

The Certification Review Course is a thorough, interactive review of the most common diseases, symptoms, and issues seen in patients by medical-surgical nurses, along with the respective nursing assessments and interventions required by the medical-surgical nurse. These lessons include practice questions at the end of each section that are similar to those found on the Medical Surgical Certification Exam. However, for those who are not planning to take the exam, this course provides relevant content to be used by medical-surgical nurses throughout their career.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Health Care Workforce

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Health Care Workforce

As a dynamic community of medical-surgical nurses committed to a mission of providing quality patient care, we acknowledge inequity harms people, health care, and health. Our core values have always been to dedicate, transform, collaborate, and advocate for that mission.

As organizations reap the many benefits of diverse teams, we have realized how a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion increases the cohesiveness of those teams. This places employees in a better position to collaborate, communicate, and provide outstanding patient care.

AMSN has prioritized improving patient care and the nurse work environment through diversity, equity, and inclusion and we hope others in health care will embrace this initiative with us.

AMSN has developed a 6-module e-learning course for a larger initiative on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in nursing and healthcare. This initiative includes the needs of patients as well as health care providers. The certificate program covers general DEI societal and health care information, as well as five marginalized groups.

Expiration date: 11/20/2025

10 NCPD contact hours

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) for the Health Care Workforce
  • Module 2 - Race
  • Module 3 - Sexual Orientation
  • Module 4 - Gender Identity
  • Module 5 - People with Disabilities
  • Module 6 - Religion and Culture
  • 50 Question Exam

Overall learning objectives:

  • 80% of the learners will successfully complete the course post-test with a minimum passing score of at least 75%.
  • 80% of learners will self-report an intent to change practice as a result of completing this course.
  • Six months following successful completion of the course, 100% of learners will self-report that they have applied an increased understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics to their nursing practice and healthcare work environment.

Criteria for successful completion:

  • Complete all 6 modules in their entirety
  • Successful completion of the post-course exam with a score of at least 75%
  • Complete the evaluation

There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those with the ability to control the content of this activity.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.