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July 17, 2024


8:00am - 4:30pm


Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East, 3100 Interstate 70 Dr. SE, Columbia, MO 65201

Coupon-eligible, In-person

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

This event is taking place throughout Missouri. To find the nearest event, see the following list of dates, locations and event details.

  • Wednesday, June 5 | Blue Springs, Mo. | Event Details
  • Wednesday, June 12 | Chesterfield, Mo. | Event Details
  • Wednesday, July 17 | Columbia, Mo.



current and prospective charge nurses


7:30 a.m. — Registration Opens
8 a.m. — Program
10 a.m. — Break
10:15 a.m. — Program
Noon — Lunch (Provided)
12:45 p.m. — Program
2:30 p.m. — Break
2:45 p.m. — Program
4:30 p.m. — Adjournment


This 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.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • 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 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


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.

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and MHA Health Institute.

AXIS Medical Education
MHA Health Institute

General Information


Register on or before Wednesday, July 10, to ensure the delivery of instructional materials.


Education Partner


  • $395 for MHA Members
  • $495 for Nonmembers

This event is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2023.

This event also is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.

Contact An Expert

Alex Shikles

Alex Shikles

Director of Education

Send Email

573-893-3700 | ext. 1319

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