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 currently serving as the Director of Nursing in a long-term care setting (or individuals exploring this career path). An application is required.  Selected participants will have the opportunity to enhance existing knowledge of industry practices, fine-tune leadership and communication skills, and obtain tools and resources to support them in delivering quality care to residents in your community.

This program includes approximately 40 contact hours; classes are offered one day every other week for a total of 8 sessions. Typically, 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.
Launch Date:  April 23, 2020
Location:  Maine Health Care Association ~ 317 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330
Publication:  2020 NLI Brochure
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In keeping with the CDC guidelines related to COVID-19 and the caution against gathering in crowds, the Spring session of the Nurse Leadership Institute (which we originally planned to launch on April 23, 2020) has been postponed until further notice.

Staff Contact: 
Karen M. Michaud
Director of Education