Nurses can register for the Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders’ fourth annual Leadership Summit, set for 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. Dupont Highway.

This year’s theme is “Harness Your Leadership Energy.”

Bayhealth Birth Center and Women’s Services Senior Nurse Manager Starr Lynch is serving as the chair for this year’s summit. She believed this program has a lot to offer nurse leaders across the spectrum from charge nurses to senior executives.

“We have guest speakers from a variety of nursing modalities including hospitals, nursing schools, long-term care facilities, hospice, and substance abuse facilities,” said Lynch. “And we’ve chosen topics that are hard to address but vital to improve the work environment and patient care.”

Leaders from other disciplines are also welcome to attend.

The keynote speaker is Paul Thomas Clements, clinical professor and coordinator of the Forensic Trends in Healthcare Certificate Program online at Drexel University. He is a forensic psychiatric clinical specialist who is also a certified gang specialist and certified in danger assessment.

Summit topics include promoting positive changes in the workplace, managing workplace bullying, preventing workplace violence, transitions to practice with new nurses and successful leadership. Vendors will talk about de-escalation, nutrition and self-care.

Registration deadline is Aug. 31. The summit registration fee is $115 and 6.33 nursing contact hours are offered. The program is jointly provided between DONL and Bayhealth.

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