With Challenge Comes Opportunity: How to Use the Pandemic as a Springboard for Transformative Nursing Leadership

October 27, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to overwhelm health care systems, putting nurses front and center, requiring that they adapt quickly and effectively while often working in resource-constrained environments. The disruption wrought by the pandemic has changed the way leaders lead and health systems respond. We are experiencing a workforce upheaval across most industries that many business leaders have referred to as “the great resignation.” The nursing workforce is no exception. We are facing unprecedented staff turnover and widespread nursing shortages.

The actions taken by nurse and health system leaders can directly impact the ability of frontline staff to weather this storm. The current challenges offer you unique opportunities to transform your leadership approach in a manner that effectively supports your nursing workforce and promotes quality patient care. Understanding the factors that contribute to decisions by nurses to leave nursing positions is key to developing successful nurse retention and strong engagement strategies.

Attendance is FREE for both ANA members and non-members.

Target Audience

Nurse Leaders in all practice settings 

Learning Objectives

Led by a highly experienced nurse leader, this 90-minute webinar will provide concrete strategies to:

  • Recognize frontline nursing workplace “pain points”
  • Change your Vision of the Future
  • Lead with Empathy
  • Communicate with Transparency
  • Embrace Innovation
  • Inspire Hope

Workforce “pain points” and turnover will never be completely eliminated, but they can be greatly reduced. Transformation begins with the leader. There are actions you can take now to support the staff and make impactful, incremental progress. This webinar will give you valuable insights to help you begin this journey.

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10/27/2021 - 11:30am EDT
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10/27/2021 - 1:00pm EDT
ANA Online Webinar
United States

Linda Laskowski-Jones, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, NEA-BC, FAWM, FAAN

Linda Laskowski-Jones is the Editor-in-Chief of Nursing, the Journal of Clinical Excellence for Wolters Kluwer. She received her Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Nursing from the University of Delaware, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Administration. She completed the Executive Track in Managing Healthcare Delivery at Harvard Business School. Her professional nursing experience spans over 35 years of clinical nursing, advanced practice, education, and leadership. She served as the vice president of emergency and trauma services at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, as well as in other advanced practice and progressive leadership roles over the span of her 32-year tenure at Christiana Care. 

Linda is a trauma center site reviewer for trauma center accreditation, a member of the Delaware Trauma System Committee and is the State Chair of the Trauma Quality Committee, and has expertise in state trauma system development. She is appointed to the Advanced Practice Committee and has served as both a member and past president of the Delaware Board of Nursing; she is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Linda is appointed to the Editorial Boards of the International Emergency Nursing (UK) and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Emergency Nursing, and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Trauma Nursing.  She is a highly published author and national speaker on emergency, trauma, and wilderness topics. She is the President-Elect of the Delaware Emergency Nurses Association.

With over 30 years of volunteer service, Linda is a member of the National Ski Patrol and patrols at Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain Ski area where she received the "Purple Merit Star" for saving a human life, and recognition by the National Ski Patrol for excellence in emergency care. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, an Advanced Wilderness Life Support Instructor, and the Executive Director of the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine.  Linda received the 2015 Warren Bowman Award from the Wilderness Medicine Society in recognition of accomplishment and `professional commitment to service to the Society. She also received the Founder’s Award from the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine in 2015 for outstanding service.

The program is informational only, no contact hours will be provided 

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