Virtual Event — From Staff Nurse to Charge Nurse: Putting the Right Tools in Your Toolbox

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Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and MHA Health Institute.
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Sponsored by the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders.


Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020

Register on or before Tuesday, Aug. 25.

This virtual event is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation. This virtual event also is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2019.


current and prospective charge nurses


This virtual event will focus on the challenges of transitioning from a peer to a leader and role model. Leadership styles, conflict resolution, effective communication, successful delegation and survival techniques for your mental, emotional and physical well-being are just a few of the topics that will be discussed.


  • identify characteristics of a good charge nurse and how to build upon these attributes
  • identify key differences and challenges of transitioning from a peer to a leader and role model as a charge nurse
  • develop and recognize a charge nurse's role in positively affecting productivity, team collaboration, staff retention and patient outcomes
  • describe and apply the role emotional intelligence plays in building trusting relationships, resolving conflict and improving communication
  • identify and develop methods to overcome obstacles/challenges as a leader in an ever-changing and chaotic health care environment
  • outline approaches to improve the art of delegation and the accountability for outcomes
  • describe responsibilities and obligations to regulatory bodies, upper leadership, staff, patients and self while functioning in the charge nurse position
  • develop survival techniques for your mental, emotional and physical well-being, as well as professional growth


8:45 a.m. — Program

10 a.m. — Break

10:15 a.m. — Program

Noon — Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. — Program

2:30 p.m. — Break

2:45 p.m. — Program

4 p.m. — Adjournment


Cheryle M. Kelly, MSN, R.N.
Wardsville, Mo.

Cheryle Kelly has a passion for advocating for nurses to not only succeed but also to love the profession they have chosen. Her professional experiences span diverse clinical and leadership settings/roles at multiple levels. She has a proven record of success demonstrated by leadership, mentoring, team building and quality of care. She also has taught in both associate and bachelor’s degree nursing programs, and she developed and facilitated a “best in practice” hospital-based new graduate nurse internship program. Kelly’s leadership style is to teach, coach, nurture and inspire the future of nursing. She is highly motivated to make a difference one nurse or one room full of nurses at a time.

Continuing Education

Participants must attend the program in its entirety and complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion and continuing education contact hours.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and the MHA Health Institute. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

Nursing — AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 6.5 contact hours.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Requirements for Credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 p.m. ET Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation. Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Faculty or Presenter  Reported Financial Relationship
 Cheryle M. Kelly, MSN, R.N.  Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Planner/Manager  Reported Financial Relationship
 Rita F. Kay  Nothing to disclose
 Dee Morgillo, M.Ed., CHCP  Nothing to disclose
 Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., R.N., MHA, MRM  Nothing to disclose

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Americans With Disabilities Act
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact the MHA Health Institute at 573/893-3700 before the meeting dates.