Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Leadership for the Future: Developing Tomorrow’s Nurse and Midwife Leaders

This programme provides registered nurses/midwifes with the knowledge to understand the current challenges facing the Irish healthcare system. The content will focus on how factors such as workforce planning, leadership style, leadership competencies, leadership development and succession planning can contribute to the resolution of key challenges. These factors will be critically analysed and explored in the context of the quality imperative and patient safety.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the leadership skills required for the future of the healthcare system.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to the critical understanding and application of their leadership skills.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:
  • Critically discuss the current leadership challenges faced by the nursing profession.
  • Critically analyse possible solutions to challenges.
  • Critically discuss leadership styles and their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Critically analyse the nurse/midwifes’ role in ensuring quality healthcare systems.
  • Critically discuss the role of nurses/midwives in developing leaders for the future..
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