In a recent study of nurse managers, directors, and executives from 47 states (n = 1880) working in acute care settings over 50% of respondents intend to leave their current positions within the next 5 years with reasons for leaving differing by type of nurse leader.

Source: Warden DH, Hughes RG, Probst JC, Warden DN, Adams SA. Current turnover intention among nurse managers, directors, and executives. Nurs Outlook. 2021 Sep-Oct;69(5):875-885. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2021.04.006. Epub 2021 Jun 18. PMID: 34148657.r!

94%

Retention

80%

Engagement

50%

Job Satisfaction

The Reality-Based Nurse Leadership Program Drives Results

Healthcare leaders who completed the RBNL coursework reported a 50% increase in overall job satisfaction which correlated with a 94% rate of retention where leaders were no longer actively looking for job opportunities. Given the tools to be successful by the #1 rank leadership expert globally 80% of nurse leaders felt more engaged in their work and better able to drive positive result for their teams.

Synova is proud to present its partnership with Cy Wakeman, the creator and founder of Reality-Based Leadership. With Synova’s dedication to changing the healthcare leadership landscape and Cy’s passion for transforming leaders and employees into assets, together we have teamed up to create the Reality-Based Nurse Leadership Program. We are excited to provide this new program to support our Nurse Leaders in influencing positive change within areas of culture, nurse leadership skills, team development, professional networking, and finding fulfillment and joy in their career!

Are you a nurse leader who is:

  • Bombarded with staff venting?
  • Struggling to hold staff accountable?
  • Battling with your own time management and sense of purpose?
  • Questioning your commitment to staying in nurse leadership?
  • Fixing everyone’s problems?
  • In immediate need of strategies to help your team embrace change?

If you are struggling with any of the issues above, the Reality-Based Nurse Leadership Program is the program for you. The program covers the following topics to support you:

  • Session #1Evolved, Not Traumatized – What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Well- Being, Resilience, and Post Traumatic Growth
  • Session #2: Reality-Based Leadership – The Basics of Ditching the Drama at Work
  • Session #3: Hardwiring Accountability – Coaching Teams to Greatness
  • Session #4: Business Readiness: Leading in Continuous Change and Uncertainty
  • Session #5: Coaching for Greatness and the Tools of Success

Results of the Program

Here are the results that our program participants reported experiencing after taking the RBNL Program: 

Overall Career Satisfaction

Overall Career Satisfaction

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY & SKILLS

Leadership Competency & Skills

Knowledge Retention & Sustainability

We surveyed our program participants one month after they completed Reality-Based Nurse Leadership and 100% of them reported that they were still using at least one tool or strategy from the program at a minimum of DAILY!

WHAT OUR NURSE LEADERS ARE SAYING

“My biggest “Aha” moment was around self-reflection. What am I doing in my practice everyday that contributes to others’ lack of effectiveness?”

Luanne Smedley, MHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Executive Director &  Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services

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“What really set this program apart from just being another seminar or conference is the coaching pieces.”

Sarah Sifrit, BSN, RN, CNOR
Manager of Clinic Nursing

UCHealth Medical Group, Surgery Service Line

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“Seeing the impact I was able to have on someone outside of my reporting structure that turned a toxic situation into a positive outcome has been so rewarding.”

Paula Blizzard, MSN, BSN, RN
Senior Director, Nursing Excellence and Magnet Recognition 
Children’s Mercy Kansas City

“Utilizing those tools that we’ve learned in this course has truly changed how my team works together.”

David M. Haggard II, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC, C-NPT
Assistant Director, Pediatric Specialties
Office of Advanced Practice Providers, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Curriculum Format & Schedule

FINANCIAL VALUE & HIGHLIGHTS
• $5000 tuition per person
• Space is limited to 50 leaders per cohort
• Cohort Provides 22.5 contact hours

THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL CONSIST OF:
• Five – 3 hour interactive learning sessions with Cy Wakeman
• Five –  1.5 hour group coaching sessions with Cy Wakeman
• Books and support materials

JANUARY 2023
Next Cohort Begins!

FINANCIAL VALUE & HIGHLIGHTS
• $5000 tuition per person
• Space is limited to 50 leaders per cohort
• Cohort Provides 22.5 contact hours 

THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL CONSIST OF:
• Five – 3 hour interactive learning sessions with Cy Wakeman
• Five –  1.5 hour group coaching sessions with Cy Wakeman
• Books and support materials

JANUARY 2023
Learning Session 1 – Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 2pm-5pm CST
Coaching Session 1 – Wednesday, January 25, 2023 @ 2pm-3:30pm CST

FEBRUARY 2023
Learning Session 2 – Wednesday, February 1, 2023 @ 2pm-5pm CST
Coaching Session 2 – Wednesday, February 8,2023, @ 2pm-3:30pm CST
Learning Session 3 Wednesday, February 15, 2023 @ 2pm-5pm CST
Coaching Session 3 – Wednesday, February 22, 2023 @ 2pm-3:30pm CST
 

MARCH 2023
Coaching Session 4 – Wednesday, March 1, 2023 @ 2pm-5pm CST
Learning Session 4 – Wednesday, March 8, 2023 @ 2pm-3:30pm CST
Coaching Session 5 – Wednesday, March 15, 2023 @ 2pm-5pm CST
Learning Session 5 – Friday, March 17, 2023 @ 2pm-3:30pm CST

*If a session is missed, you can make up the session by watching the recorded session on demand.

FINANCIAL VALUE & HIGHLIGHTS
• $5000 tuition per person
• Space is limited to 50 leaders per cohort
• Cohort Provides 20+ CE Credits

THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM WILL CONSIST OF:
• Five – 3 hour interactive learning sessions with Cy Wakeman
• Five –  1.5 hour group coaching sessions with Cy Wakeman
• Books and support materials

JULY 2022
Learning Session 1 – Wednesday, July 13, @ 2pm-5pm CST
Coaching Session 1 – Wednesday, July 20, 2022 @ 2pm-3:30pm CST
Learning Session 2 –
Wednesday, July 27, @ 2pm-5pm CST

AUGUST 2022
Coaching Session 2 – Wednesday, August 3, 2022 @ 2pm-3:30pm CST
Learning Session 3 – Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 2pm-5pm CST
Coaching Session 3 –
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 @ 2pm-3:30pm CST
Learning Session 4 –
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 @ 2pm-5pm CST
Coaching Session 4 –
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 @ 2pm-3:30pm CST 

SEPTEMBER 2022
Learning Session 5 – Wednesday, September 7, 2022 @ 2pm-5pm CST
Coaching Session 5 –
Wednesday, September 14 2022 @ 2pm-3:30pm CST 

*If a session is missed, you can make up the session at the next program or watch the recorded session on demand.

Next Steps

Signing up for the Reality-Based Nurse Leadership Program is simple. Simply click here to complete your registration form online and submit your payment electronically.

CANCELLATIONS & SUBSTITUTIONS

All cancellations, requests for refunds, and substitutions must be made in writing to mgehl@synovaassociates.com, based on the following criteria:

Cancellations requesting a refund:

Must be received in writing by December 1, 2022. A processing fee of $150 will be deducted from each refunded registration. No refunds will be granted after December 1, 2022.

Participant substitutions:

Must be received in writing at any point before the Program begins.