Clinical Nursing Leadership Education in Long-Term Care: Intervention Design and Evaluation

Posted Date: May 4, 2017 Posted By: Emily Kuurstra


The Bruyère CLRI is pleased to announce the publication of the article, “Clinical Nursing Leadership Education in Long-Term Care: Intervention Design and Evaluation,” in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing.  Click here to access a free download of the full article.



The main objective of the current case study was to investigate the perceived leadership learning needs and feasibility of delivering leadership education to registered staff involved in direct care in long-term care (LTC) homes. The study was conducted in Ontario, Canada, and participants included RNs, registered practical nurses, and nursing administrators. Phase 1 bilingual web-based survey and bilingual focus group needs assessment data supported a preference for external training along with in-house mentoring to support sustainability. An intervention designed using insights gained from Phase 1 data was delivered via a 2-day, in-person workshop. Phases 2 and 3 evaluation survey data identified aspects of leadership training for LTC that require ongoing refinement. Findings suggest that communication skills and managing day-to-day nursing demands in the context of regulatory frameworks were areas of particular interest for leadership training in the LTC setting.