Nurse Leadership Institute

Dynamic and results-oriented nurse leaders are essential to providing high quality care. In addition to excellent clinical skills, the Director of Nursing Services (DNS) must possess the ability to communicate well, motivate and direct staff, manage conflict, develop and implement policies, hire staff, manage performance, use their resources wisely and stay informed about the rapidly changing necessities of the profession.

The Nurse Leadership Institute (NLI) was created for nurse leaders who are either currently serving as the DNS in a long-term care setting or exploring this career path. The goal of the curriculum is to teach new skills, fine-tune existing knowledge, explore value-based leadership, and develop the skills and competencies needed to be successful in the DNS role.

This program includes approximately 40 contact hours; classes are offered one day every other week for a total of 8 sessions. Typically, the NLI sessions are held at MHCA in Augusta from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Since the program was launched in the fall of 2008, we have graduated 120 nurses from this program.

The next NLI class will be offered in the spring of 2020.


Staff Contact: 
Karen M. Michaud
Director of Education