S3: Success, Strategy, and the Scope of Nursing Leadership: A Series

The S3 series focuses on providing instruction and coaching on practical strategies for the nurse who is in the new role of CSL or RSL. Managers and/or Unit-Based Educators, who are new to VUMC, would also benefit from the content in this course.

This two-day course highlights resources, communication skills, interpretation of reports, and performance evaluations. The goal of this course is to provide the participant with basic tools and resources to begin a successful transition into a nursing leadership role.

Program managed by:
Kelly Ernst, MSN, RN-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Nursing Education and Professional Development
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Hosted by Nursing Education and Professional Development.

Target Audience

Targeted for new CSLs, RSLs, and new Nurse Managers. Non-nurse front line leaders with less than a year of experience could also benefit from course content; elective programming.

VUMC Staff
VUMC Staff Members

Non-VUMC Staff
Non-VUMC Staff Members Not Applicable

Additional helfpful information:
-S3 Agenda for February 7th and 9th


Dates for 2017:

- Wednesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 14

- Wednesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 25

- Wednesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 19

- Wednesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 14


8:00am - 4:00pm


Location for February 7: Preston Research Building Room 206

Location for February 14: Vanderbilt School of Nursing Annex 165


LMS registration for dates listed above*
(use keyword search "S3")

Contact Hour(s)

No Contact Hours offered


No cost for VUMC Staff

Inclement Weather Policy

Nursing Education and Professional Development's Inclement Weather Policy applies

Questions? Contact Us

Regina Stuart, Associate Program Manager
Nursing Education and Professional Development
615/936-4609 or regina.d.stuart@vanderbilt.edu