Executive Nurse Leader

Current and future nurses in leadership must begin to see policy as something they can shape and develop rather than something that happens to them. The current leadership context establishes multiple opportunities for nurses in leadership to define what leadership skills are needed to manage in the present as well as in the rapidly changing future. Nurses in leadership need to position themselves as “Thoughtful Strategists”—those who are informed decision makers and whose independent actions are based on education, evidence, and experience (FON, 2016), rather than the prevailing held view of just “Functional doer”—those who carry out the instructions of others.

The objectives of this course are:
  • Understanding the context of care and leadership
  • Understand the integrated roles of leadership and management
  • Identify structures to promote Nursing Leadership to the Board Room
  • Identify key strategies designed to prepare nurses to lead change from the Bedside to the Board Room
  • Understand key principles of the executive role (Enhanced Strategic thinking, Essential Financial Skills, Resource Management etc.).
Each module will have short individual exercises including the initiation of a leadership diary, group discussion, introspective and reflective thinking, and the use of current leadership best practices to challenge status quo, as well personal profile evaluation and case studies. Power point presentations will be the major mode of lecture transmission.

Content Areas
  • The Context of Leadership: Understand Shifts in Practice, Technology and the Business of healthcare
  • The Nurse as an Executive Leader and Manager
  • Leading and Managing: Policy and Politics
  • Leadership tools and Strategies for the 21 st Century


Running Online
Online/Blended Option (with two face-to-face intensives)

  • Five Weeks


  • UGX 600,000/-
  • USD 170.00$


The course is targeted to nursing professionals currently in leadership positions including:
Chief Nursing Officers (CNO); Head of Nursing Departments (HOD); Senior Nursing
Officers (SNO); Area Managers; Team Leaders, Unit or Charge Nurses, or Nurses in
Leadership for more than 5 years.

Facilitator's Bio

Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga
Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga
A well-established healthcare leader, Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga, was appointed as CIU’s Vice Chancellor July 3rd 2017. From August 3rd 2015 to June 30th 2017, she served as both the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor. She also holds a Senior Faculty position at CIU, teaching Health Policy and Planning as well as Advanced Strategic Management (Graduate Level). Dr. Nanyonga received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Arkansas Tech University (2002), where she was an all-American Scholar, Class Valedictorian, Student nurse of the Year and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She learned a Master of Science in Nursing from Baylor University (2005). She then went on to earn her Ph.D. in Nursing from Yale University, where she was a Jonas Scholar, and a Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Global Health from the Whitney and Betty McMillan Center for International Studies at Yale University in 2015.

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