Ncharge® - Charge Nurse Leadership Program - Nurses Learning to Lead

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NCharge increases the leadership ability and business acumen of your charge nurses.

NCharge is a seven-course curriculum designed especially for first-level supervisory nurses who seek to grow management and leadership skills while also learning about the business aspects of nursing. All courses are instructor-led and cohort-based.

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NCharge helps healthcare organizations:

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Making an impact on turnover costs and VBP penalties.

Nursing retention is a foundation of patient care. A chief influence in a nurse’s decision to stay or leave, according to a 2021 Advisory Board study include “lack of good management or leadership”. Leadership includes your daily unit leader, the charge nurse.

And turnover is costly. According to the 2021 NSI National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report, “the average cost of turnover for a bedside RN is $40,038 and ranges from $28,400 to $51,700, causing a hospital to lose $3.6 million to $6.5 million per year.

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Learning Through Real-World Scenarios

NCharge teaches students based on real-world scenarios that happen in the context of a hospital unit. The Train-the-Trainer model allows for alignment with your key messaging and reports, e.g. clinical quality indicators. NCharge courses can be used independently or as a complete series.

NCharge courses have been approved by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. 3.5 contact hours awarded per course.

Train-the-Trainer Model

Increase employee retention, morale, and quality of service through professional development.

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Delivery options for any scenario

NCharge courses are delivered in a live, instructor-led format that gives organizations the opportunity to choose the option that best fits your unique situation.

Topics include skills like communication, delegation, team leadership and critical thinking that require ample practice time. That’s why, regardless of the delivery option you select, 70% of learning time is spent in group discussions and interactive activities such as role-plays, case studies, video vignettes, etc.

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Customer Stories

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HCA Healthcare (HCA) is the largest nongovernmental provider of healthcare in the United States, employing over 80,000 registered nurses in over 180 affiliated hospitals. As a system, HCA has increased its commitment to the development of nurses.

“The vision of this program reflected the HCA commitment to unparalleled leadership development at all levels. Taking learnings from previous programs and best practices from within and outside of the organization, HCA developed the Charge Nurse Leadership Certificate Program to shape the next generation of nursing leaders."


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Wellstar Health System partnered with Catalyst Learning to execute NCharge, an evidence-based curriculum using an instructor-led training model.

“The charge nurse pilot training was an effective program that led to improved leadership style and resiliency.”


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“I learned to research facts more and base opinions decisions on those – not opinions.”

– NCharge participant

“The leadership stories of other effective leaders were very helpful and inspiring.”

– NCharge participant