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Course 1: Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership in the Context of Long-Term Care

April 2023 – Date to be determined

6 week online course

Course Code: NUR-CPD-LTC1-

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Delivery Format: Online

OSAP Approved
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  • Course Description

    This 6-week online course focuses on the practical application of theory and evidence on the role of the point-of-care clinical leader in supporting care & care teams within the Long-Term Care (LTC) context. The course is designed to provide front-line nurses (RN & RPNs) working in LTC or similar practice environments, with the foundational knowledge and skills required by point-of care clinical leaders. Content for this course includes:

    • Exploration of role expectations for point-of-care clinical leaders.
    • Exploration of front-line leader competencies.
    • Opportunity to reflect on one’s own personal leadership skills & abilities development.
    • Examining regulatory, legislative, and individual organizational contexts within which the point-of-care leader works.

    This is the first of three online courses approved as one component of a  Certificate in Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership in Long Term Care for participants successfully completing all three courses within a two-year period.

    The three courses are:


    This course has been designed for point of care/front-line nurses (RNs & RPNs) working in Long-Term Care facilities and similar practice environments, who may be assigned to clinical leadership roles such as “charge nurse”, “team lead”, or “shift leader” on either an occasional or frequent basis.

  • Course Outline

    This course is a 6-week course delivered through the University of Toronto’s learning management system (Quercus). It is primarily self-paced, however participants are required to engage in discussions and submit activities/assignments within identified timelines (usually weekly). It is estimated that participants need to allocate ~8 hours per week to complete the required components of the course.

    In each of the 6 weeks, participants are expected to:

    • View an e-learning module
    • Read required readings (~2)
    • Participate in the learning activity/assignments

    For this course, the learning activities / assignments include:

    • On-line discussion activities which provide opportunity for participants to learn from the varied experiences, roles, and perspectives of others
    • One LIVE (via Zoom) session will take place for faculty & participants to engage with one another in a group discussion (alternative option is also available for this activity for those unable to attend)
    • The submission of two short written assignments
    Part 1: Focus on Point of Care Clinical Leadership Evaluative Components
    Week 1 Introduction to the Point of Care Leadership Role & Competencies

    • Defining Point-of Care Clinical Leadership in LTC
    • Exploring the LEADS Framework for Front-line Leaders
    • Examining Role Expectations
    Discussion Board Post
    Week 2 Leadership Theory & Practice

    • Explore How the Concept of Leadership Has Evolved
    • Review Current Leadership Theories in the Context of LTC
    • Discuss Components of Transformational Leadership and How These Can be Practiced in the Context of LTC
    Discussion Board Post
    Week 3 Leadership Self-Assessment

    • Engage in Self-Assessment: Reflect on Personal Leadership Behaviours & Strategies
    • Discuss Reflective Practice
    • Review Professional Development & Staying Current Ideas
    • Explore Leadership Self-care
    Assignment #1
    Part 2: Focus on the Context Within Which Point of Care Clinical Leaders Work
    Week 4 Long Term Care in Canada (The Big Picture)

    • Review Historical Perspective, Structure & Funding on LTC
    • Explore LTC “In the News….”, Current & Future State of LTC
    LIVE Discussion Participation
    Week 5 Leading within a Regulatory Framework

    • Review the Legislative Framework Including Specific Regulations/Legislation in LTC
    • Explore the Point of Care Leader’s Role in Accreditation & Quality Inspections/Audits
    • Review Provincial Nursing Competencies & Professional Accountability/Responsibility
    Discussion Board Post
    Week 6 The Big Picture Within Your Own Organization

    • Discuss the Organization’s Mission, Vision, Values & Goals
    • Review Decision Making & Reporting Structures
    • Discuss Organizational Roles & Profiles/Expectations
    • Examine Populations Served, Partnerships & Community Engagement
    • Explore Your Organization’s Team Culture & Work Environment
    • Review Resident Centred Care Philosophy of Care
    Assignment #2


  • Faculty

    Michael Nguyen, RN, BScN, MN
    Manager, Advanced Nursing Practice, Seniors Services & Long-Term Care, City of Toronto
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

    Anita Roopani, RN, BScN, CHPCN(c), M.Ed.
    Palliative Care Specialist, Palliative Integrated Long Term Care (iLTC), Michael Garron Hospital | Toronto East Health Network

  • Registration Information


    Early Bird price (TBD) $699 + HST
    Regular price (starts TBD) $770 + HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15% $660 + HST
    U of T Nursing Adjunct and Status Faculty save 15% $660 + HST

    Site Groups

    A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact

    Please Note

    • Refund Policy – To withdraw from a course, send a written request to by To be determined. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $100 + tax. Alternatively, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 3 days prior to the course to
    • Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline: To be determined.
    • U of T Nursing Alumni discount is available to BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD graduates of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • U of T Nursing Faculty discount is available to individuals with a faculty position, adjunct or status appointment, or are a Clinical Instructor (current academic year only) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
    • Course Cancellation Policy – The Centre for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel courses due to circumstances. The decision to cancel a course is normally made 15 days prior to the course. If you are enrolled in a course which is subsequently cancelled, you may apply your fee to another course, or receive a full refund. The Centre is not responsible for any travel or other expenses incurred by you.
  • Financial AssistanceOSAP Approved

    OSAP Funding

    The Ontario Student Assistance Program now offers funding for micro-credentials (short training programs offered by post-secondary institutions), including a number of courses offered by the Centre for Professional Development. This funding initiative is part of Ontario’s micro-credentials strategy, helping learners access more opportunities to train or upskill for in-demand jobs through loans and grants.

    How to Apply for OSAP Funding

    This course is OSAP approved (more approved courses are listed below, and you can also verify on the Micro-credentials Portal). To apply for financial assistance through OSAP you will need to establish an OSAP account. You must apply before the course completion date. Visit

    Once you have registered for an eligible OSAP Micro-credential program, the University Registrar’s Office requires a Micro-Credential Program information form to be completed to process your OSAP application. Please fill out the top section of the form and send it to to get assistance in completing the form.

    Download the Micro-credential Program Information Form (PDF)

    For questions regarding the OSAP Micro-Credential funding, eligibility or application process, please contact UofT’s Enrolment Services directly at, or by phone at 416-978-2190 for assistance.

    Eligible courses offered by the Centre for Professional Development

    • Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning in Primary Health Care: A Review for Nurse Practitioners
    • Advanced Ostomy Care and Management
    • Complex Symptom Management in Palliative Care for Nurse Practitioners
    • Controlled Drugs and Substances: Essential Management and Prescribing Practices
    • End of Life Care Management for Nurse Practitioners
    • Integrating a Palliative Approach to Care and Essential Communication Skills for Nurse Practitioners
    • Leadership & Management in Health Care: Managing Business
    • Leadership & Management in Health Care: Managing People
    • Leadership & Management in Health Care: Managing Practice, Quality Care & Operational Performance
    • Leadership & Management in Health Care: Role, Competencies, and Context
    • Mental Health 1 for Nurse Practitioners
    • Mental Health 2 for Nurse Practitioners
    • Mental Health 3 for Nurse Practitioners
    • Mental Health 4 for Nurse Practitioners
    • Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Assessment and Evaluation
    • Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Design, Delivery and Facilitation
    • Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Theoretical Perspectives and Context
    • Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership for Managing Quality Care & Operations in Long-Term Care
    • Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership for Working With & Leading Long-Term Care Teams
    • Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership in the Context of Long-Term Care
    • Pressure Injuries and Complex Surgical Wounds: An Advanced Practice Course
    • Review of Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
    • Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Care of the Hospitalized Adult 1
    • Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Care of the Hospitalized Adult 2
    • Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Care of the Hospitalized Adult 3
    • Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Care of the Hospitalized Adult 4
    • Wound Management for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses: A Best Practice Boot Camp on Lower Extremity Ulcers
  • Contact Us

    Phone: (416) 978-1784
    Address: Centre for Professional Development
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Suite 130
    Toronto, ON
    M5T 1P8

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