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

Leadership-in-Action for Nurses and Midwives

This short programme will provide registered nurses/midwives with evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of effective leadership. Participants’ are introduced to models of leadership utilised in nursing, midwifery and healthcare delivery, that draw on leading as a means of promoting evidence based practice and quality care. Leadership is demonstrated through values based care that is driven by ethics and excellence, thereby enhancing participants’ confidence, skills and competences.

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 for the development of nurses’ and midwives’ theoretical and practical understanding of leadership by appraisal, analysis and application of the principles of leadership.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences through leadership.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:
  • Critically discuss the central concepts and approaches in leadership theory and its application in nursing, midwifery and healthcare.
  • Critically discuss how a sound knowledge of leadership principles will contribute to improving patient care delivery by self and others in diverse areas of practice.
  • Identify how leadership principles and processes will contribute to ethical values based best practice.
  • Critically analyse how knowledge of leadership and the practice of leading will promote evidence based practice in others thus enhancing participants’ skills and competences in care delivery.
  • Critically evaluate approaches to healthcare and organisational models of healthcare, that draw on leadership concepts and practices as a means to providing quality-based care delivery.
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