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


  • Winter: January 15, 2024–February  23, 2024
    • Virtual Classroom for nurses: February 19, 2024
    • Virtual Classroom for managers: January 26, 2024
  • Spring: April 29, 2024–June 7, 2024
    • Virtual Classroom for nurses: May 31, 2024
    • Virtual Classroom for managers: May 10, 2024

Registration Deadlines

  • Winter: January 5, 2024
  • Spring: April 12, 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 Classroom Session 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

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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.