Nursing Leadership Academy - April 7-10, 2014

Baltimore, MD US
April 7, 2014 to April 12, 2014

Gain the knowledge and skills to lead your team to success in the turbulent healthcare environment of today and tomorrow!

In this 4-day intensive program, you'll explore best practices with management experts and learn practical strategies from experienced Johns Hopkins nursing leaders. You'll combine opportunities for self-assessment and self-reflection with highly interactive group sessions built around realistic and challenging work situations. You'll work closely with a peer group to identify and address the most critical issues in the lives of nursing leaders today. 

Comments from past participants:

  • This was a fabulous program that provided me with a wealth of information and knowledge as a new manager.  I would recommend this program for a new or even experienced leader.
  • Emergenetics greatly assisted with my understanding and the importance of identifying personality profiles in my management team.
  • I enjoyed the course!  I feel that I have more confidence in my leadership skills now.
  • I absolutely loved the entire course.
  • The program was excellent; all topics taught were applicable and will certainly improve me as a manager.
  • Every speaker was truly and expert on their topic. Very prepared to answer questions.
  • I’m already approaching/thinking of things in such a different mindset.
  • Great camaraderie.
  • Very concise, fast-paced, informative.

Registration fee:  Includes all course materials, Emergenetics profile, daily continental breakfasts and lunches, parking vouchers for local attendees, and certificates.

Location:  This program will be held in Baltimore, MD, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, which is across the street from The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The closest parking garage is the Washington St. Garage at the corner of Washington and Monument Streets.

Accommodations:  Many Baltimore hotels give special Johns Hopkins rates and provide free shuttle service to/from the hospital.  Here is a current list.  (Please note that hotels may change their rates and services without our knowledge. This list is a guide only. It does not guarantee rates or services.)


  • Accreditation Statement:  The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Statement of Contact Hours:  This 24.0 contact hour educational activity is provided by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing.
  • Conflict of Interest:  It is the policy of The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing to require our continuing nursing education program faculty and planning committee members to disclose any financial relationships with companies providing program funding or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed in the program.  The planning committee and program faculty report that they do not have financial relationships with manufacturers of any commercial products they discuss in the program.
  • Commercial Support:  This educational activity has not received any form of commercial support.
  • Non-Endorsement of Products:  The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center does not endorse the use of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Target Audience

This program is designed specifically for nursing leaders, particularly nurse managers, assistant directors, assistant nurse managers and those aspiring to leadership positions.

Johns Hopkins Health System staff receive a discount for this course.  To get the coupon code you need to use to get the discount, go to the JHH Nursing Intranet. If you are with the JHHS, but aren't able to access the intranet, please email us.

Learning Objectives

Learn the hows and whys of:

  • Vision of leadership in the future
  • Using your emotional and social intelligence - Emergenetics©
  • Creating and sustaining a positive unit culture, engaging staff, building strong teams, retaining the best - PROPEL©
  • Recruitment & hiring: Behavioral interviewing and onboarding
  • Making the most of change - managing transitions
  • Managing performance and situational leadership
  • Mastering the difficult conversation and managing conflict
  • Staffing, scheduling, and measuring nursing time
  • Financial management
  • Providing psychological first aid to "second victims"
  • Managing impaired employees
  • Developing resilience in you and your team

(The specific content and presenters are subject to change.)

Additional information
Contact email: 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 24.00 ANCC
Registration opens: 
Registration closes: 
Event starts: 
04/07/2014 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/12/2014 - 4:30pm EDT
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (Carpenter Room)
525 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States

Opening Remarks

Deborah Baker, RN, DNP, CRNP
Director of Nursing
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Rebecca Barshick, RN, MSN
Certified Emergenetics Associate
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing

Creating and Sustaining a Positive Unit Culture, Building Strong Teams, Engaging and Retaining the Best - PROPEL
Joan Diamond, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Nurse Manager
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Recruiting, Behavioral Interviewing, and Onboarding
Christine Gonzalez, RN, MSN
Nurse Manager
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Situational Leadership
Deborah Baker, RN, DNP, CRNP
Director of Nursing
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Performance Management
Joann Ioannou, RN, DNP, MBA
Director of Nursing
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Making the Most of Change:  Managing Transitions
Gail Biba, RN, MSN, CNRN
Nurse Manager
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Roberta Anderson, MSN, RN-BC
Assistant Nurse Manager

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Conflict Management and Crucial Conversations
Gina Syzmanski, RN, MSN
Nurse Manager
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Staffing, Scheduling, and Measuring Nursing Time
Joy Rothwell, RN, MSN
Nurse Manager
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Financial Management
Kathy Rogers, MBA, CPA
Senior Director, Budget and Financial Planning
Johns Hopkins Health System

Developing Resilience in You and Your Team

Kim M. Bissett RN, MSN, MBA

Assistant Nurse Manager
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Sandra Dearholt, RN, MS
Assistant Director
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Kris Mammen RN-BC, MSN, BA
Assistant Nurse Manager
Psychiatry CUSP Facilitator
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Kathy Pulia, RNBC, MSN
Nurse Manager
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Pat Sullivan, RN, MS
Nurse Manager
The Johns Hopkins Hospital



Available Credit

  • 24.00 ANCC


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