2024 Cohort Program Dates & Information

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Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Neonatal (ANLC-N)

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Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Perinatal (ANLC-P)

The Certification offers a dynamic and customizable educational curriculum, tailored to meet the unique challenges and demands of nurse leaders in today’s healthcare landscape. By participating in this Certification, you will gain valuable insights, tools, and strategies to excel in your leadership role and positively impact your teams and organization. Apply now to get certified through Synova Associates and our team will support you in developing your personalized track for advancing your professional influence!

BENEFITS OF EARNING YOUR ADVANCED NURSE LEADER CERTIFICATION – NEONATAL (ANLC-N) or ADVANCED NURSE LEADER CERTIFICATION – PERINATAL (ANLC-P)

  • Develop leadership prowess in targeted areas including: mentorship, wellBeing, community, culture of quality & safety, strategy, and operations
  • Enhance connectivity and commitment to the profession of nursing
  • Advance your professional influence and expand your network reach

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Educational Pillars of the Certification

The Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Neonatal (ANLC-N) and Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Perinatal (ANLC-P) are awarded to neonatal and perinatal Nurse Leaders that have demonstrated their dedication to deepening their expertise in areas of  Mentorship, Community, Wellness, Culture of Quality & Safety, Strategy, and Operations. Learn more about how each of how these pillars are defined for the certification.

Mentoring – A reciprocal learning relationship in which mentors and mentees enter a partnership where they work collaboratively towards achieving goals that will develop a mentee’s skills, abilities, knowledge, and thinking.

Wellbeing – The optimal state of health influenced by thoughts, emotions, actions, and experiences. The purpose of the WellBeing Pillar is to facilitate an awareness of one’s wellbeing and provide tools to support the wellbeing of others in everyday living. One examines the pillars of Martin Seligman’s PERMAH (Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment, and Health) model.

Community – To improve patient outcomes and partnerships (patient, family, community, and others) by developing multidisciplinary (local/regional/state) relationships to enhance access, resources, and equity and reduce health disparities.

Culture of Quality & Safety – A safety culture is the values, beliefs, norms, and behaviors supported, expected, accepted, and rewarded by the healthcare team and organization. Quality Improvement is the degree to which health care services for the family unit and their communities optimize outcomes systematically and continuously by combining science and caring.

Strategy – The process of strategic planning is programmable, systematic, rational, and holistic. Strategic planning integrates the short, medium, and long term, allowing the healthcare organization to focus on relevant and lasting transformations for the future. The organizational level at which the strategic planning process is appropriate depends on the unit’s size, complexity, and the differentiation of the service provided.

Operations – Develop operational expertise and knowledge in targeted areas such as Budget, Finance, project management, and elevating the human experience at work.

In addition to the six educational pillars, the certification program recognizes and places emphasis on the importance of Authenticity and Equity. Nurse leaders must be authentic and work to create an environment of equity to better the experience for their staff and patients, as well as themselves.

ADVANCED NURSE LEADER CERTIFICATION – NEONATAL (ANLC-N) and ADVANCED NURSE LEADER CERTIFICATION – PERINATAL (ANLC-P)

Certification Details

  • ELIGIBILITY

    Registrants must have at least 2,000 hours in a perinatal or neonatal leadership role.

  • HOW TO GET STARTED

    To start the Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Neonatal (ANLC-N) or Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Perinatal (ANLC-P) process ensure that you have met the eligibility requirements above, then complete the registration form, and submit payment. Before the cohort begins you will receive a pre-test to complete. The pre-test will assist the ANLC-N and ANLC-P faculty members in creating a chart to show your opportunities for growth in the 6 pillars

  • TIME COMMITMENT

    The Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Neonatal (ANLC-N) and Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Perinatal (ANLC-P) are year-long commitments with live, virtual meetings, asynchronous educational requirements, and a final project. There will be 2 cohorts annually with start dates in March and September (with the exception of 2023). The cohorts will combine neonatal and perinatal nurse leaders.

  • CERTIFICATION COHORTS AND EDUCATION

    Through the certification cohorts, learners will complete 42 CEs of education related to the certification pillars to be eligible for the Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Neonatal (ANLC-N) or Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Perinatal (ANLC-P). Key areas of expertise in leadership comprise the 6 pillars of the Certification.

    In each pillar, learners will attend a live learning session, complete a homework activity, complete additional CE sessions, participate in a live mentoring session, and complete a reflection.

    As the culmination of the year-long learning experience, the learner will submit a final presentation synthesizing what they have learned and applying it to activities and strategic work they are involved in or want to accomplish at their institution.

  • FINANCIAL VALUE & COHORT SIZE

    Tuition for the certification is $2499, due upon registration. Space is limited to 40 leaders per cohort.

  • ANLC-N AND ANLC-P RENEWAL

    The certifications are valid for 3 years, following completion. In order to maintain the certification learners must achieve a total of 45 CEs. The certification renewal fee is $200.

  • CANCELLATION

    All cancellations, requests for refunds, and substitutions must be made in writing to mgehl@synovaassociates.com, based on the following criteria: Cancellations must be received in writing no less than 15 days before the certification cohort begins. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $500 for registrations canceled before 15 days of the start and no refunds will be given 15 days before the start of the certification.

MARCH 2024

Pillar Faculty

Lori Gunther, MS, CPXP

Chief Executive Officer, Synova Associates

Mentoring Pillar Faculty

Melissa Gehl, MSW

Chief Operating Officer, Synova Associates

Mentoring Pillar Faculty

Deona Bien MSN, RN, LNC, CLC

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Strategy Pillar Faculty

Rebecca Schiff MBA, RN, NE-BC

Director of Neonatal Services, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

Strategy Pillar Faculty

Diane Rogers, PCC, CPXP

President, Contagious Change

WellBeing Pillar Faculty

Rose Horton

Rose L. Horton, MSM, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

CEO, #Not On My Watch Consulting Partners

Community Pillar Faculty

Bobbie Smith, MSN, BSN, RN

Clinical Manager of Labor and Delivery and Colorado Fetal Care Center

Operations Pillar Faculty

Pattie Bondurant, DNP, RN

Chief Transformation and Quality Officer Transform, Healthcare Consulting LLC

Culture of Quality & Safety Pillar Faculty

MARCH 2024

Expert Guest Faculty

Dr. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, FAAN, CSP

CEO & Founder, Healthy Workforce Institute

Expert Guest Speaker on Cultivating a Healthy Workforce by Addressing Bullying & Incivility

Program Components and Cohort Schedules

PROGRAM COMPONENTS AND MARCH 2024 COHORT SCHEDULE

THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL CONSIST OF:
• Six – Live interactive learning sessions
• Six –  Live group mentoring sessions
• Six homework assignments
• Six reflections
• A final presentation

MARCH 2024
Kickoff/Orientation Meeting – Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 3-5 pm ET
Learning Session 1 – Wednesday, March 13, 2024 @ 3-5pm ET

APRIL 2024
Mentoring Session 1 – Wednesday, April 3, 2024 @ 3-4:30pm ET
Learning Session 2 – Wednesday, April 24, 2024 @ 3-5pm ET

MAY 2024
Mentoring Session 2 – Wednesday, May 15, 2024 @ 3-4:30pm ET
Learning Session 3 – Wednesday, May 29, 2024 @ 3-5pm ET

JUNE 2024
Mentoring Session 3 – Tuesday, June 18, 2024 @ 3-4:30pm ET

JULY 2024
Learning Session 4 – Wednesday, July 10, 2024 @ 3-5pm ET
Mentoring Session 4 – Wednesday, July 31, 2024 @ 3-4:30pmET

AUGUST 2024
Learning Session 5 – Wednesday, August 14, 2024 @ 3-5pm ET

SEPTEMBER 2024
Mentoring Session 5 – Wednesday, September 4, 2024 @ 3-4:30pm ET
Learning Session 6- Wednesday, September 18, 2024 @ 3-5pm ET

OCTOBER 2024
Mentoring Session 6 – Wednesday, October 9, 2024 @ 3-4:30pm ET

PROGRAM COMPONENTS AND SEPTEMBER 2024 COHORT SCHEDULE

THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL CONSIST OF:
• Six – 2- hour interactive learning sessions
• Six –  1.5 hour group mentoring sessions
• Six homework assignments
• Six reflections
• A final presentation

SEPTEMBER 2024
Kickoff/Orientation Meeting – Thursday, September 5, 2024 @ 3pm-4:30pm ET
Learning Session 1 – Wednesday, September 11, 2024 @ 3pm-5pm ET
Mentoring Session 1 – Wednesday, September 25, 2024 @ 3pm-4:30pm ET

OCTOBER 2024
Learning Session 2 – Wednesday, October 2, 2024 @ 3pm-5pm ET
Mentoring Session 2 – Wednesday, October 16, 2024 @ 3pm-4:30pm ET
Learning Session 3 – Wednesday, October 30, 2024 @ 3pm-5pm ET

NOVEMBER 2024
Mentoring Session 3 – Wednesday, November 20, 2024 @ 3pm-4:30pm ET

DECEMBER 2024
Learning Session 4 – Wednesday, December 4, 2024 @ 3pm-5:00pm ET
Mentoring Session 4 – Wednesday, December 18, 2024 @ 3pm-4:30pm ET

JANUARY 2025
Learning Session 5 – Wednesday, January 8, 2025 @ 3pm-5pm ET

Mentoring Session 5 – Wednesday, January 22, 2025 @ 3pm-4:30pm ET

FEBRUARY 2025
Learning Session 6 – Wednesday, February 5, 2025 @ 3pm-5pm ET
Mentoring Session 6 – Wednesday, February 19, 2025 @ 3pm-4:30pm ET

Eligibility

Registrants must have at least 2000 hours in a perinatal or neonatal leadership role.

How To Get Started

To start the Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Neonatal (ANLC-N) or Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Perinatal (ANLC-P) process ensure that you have met the eligibility requirements above, then complete the registration form, and submit payment. Before the cohort begins you will receive a pre-test to complete. The pre-test will assist the ANLC-N and ANLC-P faculty members in creating a chart to show your opportunities for growth in the 6 pillars.

Time Commitment

The Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Neonatal (ANLC-N) and Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Perinatal (ANLC-P) are year-long commitments with live, virtual meetings, asynchronous educational requirements, and a final project. There will be 2 cohorts annually with start dates in March and September (with the exception of 2023). The cohorts will combine neonatal and perinatal nurse leaders.

Certification Cohorts and Education

Through the certification cohorts, learners will complete 42 CEs of education related to the certification pillars to be eligible for the Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Neonatal (ANLC-N) or Advanced Nurse Leader Certification – Perinatal (ANLC-P). Key areas of expertise in leadership comprise the 6 pillars of the Certification. 

In each pillar, learners will attend a live learning session, complete a homework activity, complete additional CE sessions, participate in a live mentoring session, and complete a reflection.

At the culmination of the year-long learning experience, the learner will submit a final presentation synthesizing what they have learned and applying it to activities and strategic work they are involved or want to accomplish at their institution.

Financial Value & Cohort Size

Tuition for the certification is $2499, due upon registration. Space is limited to 40 leaders per cohort.

ANLC-N and ANLC-P Renewal

The certifications are valid for 3 years, following completion. In order to maintain the certification learners must achieve a total of 45 CEs. The certification renewal fee is $200.

Cancellation

All cancellations, requests for refunds, and substitutions must be made in writing to mgehl@synovaassociates.com, based on the following criteria: Cancellations must be received in writing no less than 15 days before the certification cohort begins. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $500 for registrations canceled before 15 days of the start and no refunds will be given 15 days before the start of the certification.

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