Leadership for Nurses in Long Term Care

Credential Earned

Certificate of Completion


  • Part time: 4 weeks for nurses, 2 weeks for managers

See  Plan of Study details for more information.


  • Independent, online learning with a live classroom session


  • Fall: September 23, 2024–November 1, 2024
    • Virtual class for nurses: October 4, 2024
    • Virtual class for managers: October 25, 2024

Registration Deadlines

  • Fall: September 6, 2024


Leadership for Nurses in Long Term Care provides an opportunity for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses to build knowledge of nursing leadership and practice skills virtually that can be applied in the LTC setting. Strong leadership in long term care positively impacts the work environment, teamwork, and resident experiences.

Nurses in the Leadership course will be supported by their supervising managers as they develop skills and knowledge. Managers will have access to the course content as well as the supporting Manager's Leadership Guide to allow them to support their staff.


  • Frontline RN or LPN currently practicing in the long term care setting
  • Support from the nurse's supervising manager
Course Completion Requirement Nurse Responsibility Manager Responsibility
Course Material Complete course material, including discussion board posts Complete Manager Course content; Support nurse's leadership development
Virtual Class Attend session Ensure nurse is able to attend session
Leadership Action Plan Complete plan Meet with nurse to supoprt development of plan
Course Checklist Complete and submit checklist Sign off on checklist

Registration Instructions

Please follow the link below to register for this course.

Frontline nurses, please note:

  • Please do not complete the form until you have received approval from your manager that you are supported to participate.
  • Please fill in your own information in the first portion and your manager’s information near the bottom. Your manager will also be given access to the Manager’s Leadership Guide to help them support you.

Managers, please note:

  • The form is designed to be filled in by the frontline nurse. If you are filling it in on their behalf, please ensure that you have their consent, and that you fill in their information in the top portion of the form, and your information near the bottom.

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The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.