NCharge is an evidence-based curriculum that gives first-level supervisory nurses the
insights, interpersonal skills, and
business knowledge they need to more effectively manage, inspire, and lead.
Watch this video for an overview of the NCharge program!
NCharge is for nurses who desire to build management and leadership skills and/or want to learn about the business-related aspects of nursing. NCharge participants include both new and experienced front-line leaders.
Reasons to choose NCharge:
- Build your nurse leader pipeline
- Ensure a smooth transition from peer to leader
- Impact financial awareness and results
- Increase nurse engagement and retention
- Improve patient care and outcomes
Cost of Nursing
There can be significant, expensive costs when it comes to nursing. The average turnover cost for a bedside RN is $37,700 to $58,400, and the average yearly nurse turnover rate is 17.2% (Nursing Solutions Inc., National Healthcare Retention and RN Staffing Report, 2016). Nurses leave because of lack of professional development, unsatisfactory management, and understaffing. Nurses also have an impact on Value-Based Purchasing penalties and reimbursements, but may not always understand how. Costs from both nurse turnover and VBP penalties add up. To learn more about cost of nurse turnover, click here.
NCharge courses utilize real-world scenarios and action-packed context of a hospital unit, while the Train-the-Trainer model allows for alignment with your key messaging and reports, e.g. clinical quality indicators. Courses can be used independently or as a complete series.
This activity has been approved by the Tennessee Nurses Association for nursing contact hours. The Tennessee Nurses Association is accredited as an approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission of Accreditation. Depending on the course, either 3.5 or 4.0 nursing contact hours are awarded upon completion.
NCharge courses are delivered in a live, instructor-led format, allowing organizations to choose the option that best fits your unique situation!
- Virtual (webinar-style)
Topics include sophisticated 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.
- NCharge uses a Train-the-Trainer (TTT) approach to prepare your educators to effectively deliver the courses.
- TTT sessions are delivered in a virtual, webinar format.
- In-depth, high quality Instructor Guides allow for rapid instructor ramp-up and deployment of training.
- Catalyst Learning can also provide instructors and technical producers to facilitate your NCharge-Virtual courses.
“Very Good Scenarios, very realistic.”
“I learned to research facts more and base decisions on that and not on people’s opinions.”
“The leadership stories of other, effective leaders were inspiring, creative and very helpful.”
“The five practices of exemplary leadership were helpful. The whole presentation… helps to see the bigger picture of what we do.”
“The convenience of just being able to jump on in your office was great.”
NCharge Virtual Instructor
“I liked that I did not have to go to a classroom on my days off for an education day. I was able to be home and still have the class.”
NCharge Virtual Participant
“I loved the simulation where the unit needed to be scheduled. It’s very subjective and difficult. I walked away knowing how flexible you have to be and asking myself, ‘how can this be done better?'”
HCA Healthcare (HCA) is the largest nongovernmental provider of health care in the United States, employing over 80,000 registered nurses in over 180 affiliated hospitals. As a system, HCA is dedicated to improving care and being a leading employer of nurses. Read More
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.
– Nurse Leader | Vol. 17| Issue 4
The charge nurse pilot training was
an effective program that led to improved leadership style and resiliency.
– The Journal of Nursing Administration |vol. 50| Issue 2