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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 November 13 & 20


Dates for 2019:

- Wednesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 30

- Wednesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 17

- Wednesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 18

- Wednesday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 20


8:00am - 4:00pm


Location for Nov 13: Light Hall 411 A-C

Location for Nov 20: Light Hall 411 A-C


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