Leadership 101: Developing Yourself as a Leader

Program Date

March 8, 2018   8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Download the PDF Brochure

Individual Registration

Group Registration

Program Location:

Acute Care Education
7200 NE 41st Street, Suite 206
Vancouver, WA 98662

Program Fee:  $99

Contact Hours: 3.75

Program Description 
Unlock your awareness of your personality style, leadership style and personal philosophy in this engaging self-exploration.  Identify how your personality traits play a role in your interactions with others. And learn how to adapt your style to work with others to accomplish common work goals.  This foundational course builds personal skills at all levels of leadership.  Prerequisite:  None 
Who Should Attend?  Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurse Aides, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, and Other Health Professionals seeking to learn more about personality traits to work with others. 
Desired Learning Outcome:   You will gain the basic leadership skills to start to process of developing oneself as a nursing leader.

By the end of this class you will: 

  • Recognize your personality style.
  • Develop your leadership philosophy.

Program Agenda: 

7:45 am – 8:00 am      Registration  
8:00 am – 8:30 am      Assessment Testing 
8:30 am – 9:00 am      Personality Styles Defined 
9:00 am – 9:30 am      Review & Analysis of Your Leadership Style Results 
9:30 am – 9:45 am      Break 
9:45 am – 10:30 am    Types of Leadership Models  
10:30 am – 11:00 am  Tools & Exercises for Using Your Leadership Style 
11:00 am – 11:45 am  Developing Your Personal Mission Statement and Philosophy 
11:45 am – 12:00 pm  Q & A / Online Evaluations


Susan E. Thornton, MN, RN 

Susan founded Acute Care Education to create an organization with integrity and honesty to deliver high quality evidence-based CNE. As a clinical educator, Susan’s twenty-six years of nursing knowledge covers a broad spectrum of clinical experiences including: acute care and critical care nursing in both RN and ACNP roles; clinical educator for LPN and RN’s; management positions within a variety of healthcare organizations, academia, and in business. Susan served in the United States Army Nurse Corps from 1991-1997.  Her assignments included:  Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center.  Currently, she teaches advanced skills such as 12-lead ECG Interpretation and Leadership. Over the years, she has spoken on a variety of topics at the local and national levels.   Susan holds a Master’s in Nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Washington State University–Vancouver and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seattle Pacific University. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Oregon Council of Healthcare Educators, and Northwest Staff Development Organization. 


This educational activity will provide 3.75 contact hours (including 0.0 pharmacotherapeutic hours) to learners who complete the Criteria of Successful Completion. 

Acute Care Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Nursing Education Approver (A-CNE), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Registration includes:  Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, all day coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast and snacks.  All supplies are included.  Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

Criteria for Successful Completion

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  • A profile is not required
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  • Each registered participant will receive a confirmation email of the registration

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