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Making Nurses Into Leaders

By Alexandra Wilson Pecci  
   July 31, 2012

So what are some of those unique needs?

"The health professions deans in today's world have the challenge of making sure that all graduates are prepared for the healthcare delivery system and the future healthcare delivery system," Kirschling tells HealthLeaders Media in an interview.

With that in mind, she says the four-day program will focus on topics ranging from how to more effectively build strategic relationships across academic practice boundaries to leading organizational change to strategic thinking. Participants will also spend time learning about entrepreneurship and new ways to increase cash flow.

"As state support goes down, then schools of nursing are challenged with finding new revenue streams," Kirschling says.

In addition, the program will spend a full day looking at the concepts of influence and persuasion to help participants develop their negotiation skills.

Alexandra Wilson Pecci is an editor for HealthLeaders.

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