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Emergent Nurse Leader Program


The purpose of the Emergent Nurse Leader Program is to prepare aspiring individuals for leadership roles in academic and practice settings. The Emergent Nurse Leader Program is designed to permit registered nurses to engage in leadership development in their current positions, and immediately begin applying the leadership concepts in practice. The participant develops leadership through intense self-assessment of leadership style and competencies utilizing recognized industry assessment tools. Assessment tools utilized include the MBTI®, Firo® and Strong assessments, as well as TKI™, Team Development, Change, Project Management and Emotional Intelligence throughout the program. In-depth discussion and reflection through learning activities engage the nurse leader in applying knowledge and skills in a variety of leadership roles and competencies.


  • To build a workforce of registered nurses prepared for leadership roles in academic and clinical settings;
  • To provide individualized leadership development;
  • To engage nurse leaders in transformational change.

Delivery Format:

The Emergent Nurse Leader Program will be delivered over two semesters. The spring semester (January through May) will include an executive format of a small cohort, meeting on 5 scheduled dates for didactic content (Saturdays). The program will use provider-directed live and independent study for formational leadership development and mentoring. During the summer semester (June through October), the participants will work with their mentors on their individual leadership development plan and a leadership project.


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Program Activities:

  • Leadership self-assessments prior to the first class and throughout the course,
  • Individualized leadership development plan, and
  • Development of the leadership project designed to benefit their institution with a mentor to provide guidance.

Target Audience:

Registered nurses in academic and practice settings who desire to advance their leadership knowledge and skills.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Baccalaureate-prepared Registered Nurses working in an academic or healthcare setting;
  2. One year experience in a supervisory role;
  3. Letter of recommendation that demonstrates institutional support and administrative nomination for participation in the program.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Record of increasing leadership responsibility and commitment to achieve advanced leadership;
  2. Commitment to participate in 10 months of structured learning, self-study, mentoring, and implementation of a leadership project;
  3. Vision, passion, and courage to engage in advanced nursing leadership; and identification by institutional reference as an emergent nurse leader.

Tuition: $1000 and includes the following:

  • All assessment tools (pre-course and in class assessments including personal reports),
  • Textbooks and handouts,
  • Online access to resources
  • Contact hours and Certificate of Completion presented at the SREB Annual Business Meeting,
  • Refreshments and meals for on-campus classes, and
  • Travel expenses for on-campus class sessions (5) and SREB Annual Business Meeting are NOT covered in the tuition and are to be covered by the participant.

The program is offered in collaboration with the SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia


Financing Options

Application Information

Participants have the opportunity to earn a minimum of 35.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education upon completion of the program. Participants must attend on-campus classes and complete learning activities as well as submit participant feedback to receive contact hours.

Louisiana State University HSC School of Nursing, Faculty Development Continuing Nursing Ed & Entrepreneurial Enterprise is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Disclosures: There is no conflict of interest or relevant financial interest by the faculty or planners of this activity. There is no commercial support for this activity. There is no endorsement of any product by LSUHNO School of Nursing for this activity.

Contact Info:

Clair Millet, DNP, APRN, PHCNS-BC
LSUHNO School of Nursing
Faculty Development, Continuing Nursing Education & Entrepreneurial Enterprises
1900 Gravier St. Suite 4C2
New Orleans. LA 70112
(504) 568-4202 office