Supervisory Role for Florida LPNs Part 1

Supervisory Role for Florida LPNs Part 1 

For many LPNs, the idea of performing as a Supervisor is a totally unknown experience. Many LPNs entered the nursing profession because they wanted to care for others but did not plan on being in a supervisory position. Oftentimes, the LPN is not prepared for the stress that comes with supervisory responsibilities. The purpose of this course is to provide training and guidance to the LPN making the transition into a supervisory role. Hopefully, it will make your transition into this role easier and less stressful.
The first part of this course examines the different scopes of practice for different healthcare professionals and focuses attention on developing the necessary organizational and leadership skills to become a Supervisory LPN. Although this course mentions the Florida LPN supervision regulation, it is appropriate for LPNs nationwide in any type of care setting as an introduction to the skills needed for supervision.


Hours: 7.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-SRFL1
Hours: 7
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
State at least three differences in Scope of Practice for the RN, LPN, CNA, and UP according to the Florida Administrative Code.
Describe at least two ways to set goals and develop organizational and time management skills.
Name at least three of your own personal strengths and weaknesses as a leader.
Identify at least three leadership characteristics and styles.
List at least two differences between effective and ineffective followers.
Describe at least three kinds of supervision, benefits of effective supervision, and ways to set expectations for supervisees.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Defining the Roles

Definition of Roles

Differences Between the RN and the LPN

Activity 1


Section 3: Supervisory Skills

Getting Organized!

Planning and Time Management

Activity 2

Setting Goals

Activity 3


Section 4: Leadership

Managing Others

Activity 4

Being a Leader

Activity 5

Activity 6

Keys to Positive Work Relationships

Leadership Characteristics

Developing Leadership Qualities

Activity 7

Identifying Leadership Styles

Activity 8

Activity 9

Know Your Followers

Activity 10

Coping with Change

Activity 11


Section 5: Supervision

Different Kinds of Supervision

Characteristics of Effective Supervision

Activity 12

The Benefits of Effective Supervision

Setting Expectations

Activity 13

Six "Cs" for Successful Supervision

Activity 14


Section 6: Conclusion


Course Contributors




Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Amy Hinson, RN, BSN
Amy Hinson, R.N., B.S.N. has been an R.N. for 21 years and just recently finished her B.S.N. at University of Kentucky with a scholarship through her employer. She has worked in the ER, PCU/ICU, trauma, L&D, ortho, neuro, palliative care, and is now nearing her 12th year at a critical illness recovery hospital where she is a leader. She resides in Pace Florida with her husband Clint, an R.N. also, their 8-year-old son, Seth, a dog, a cat, a hamster, and 2 chickens.     Disclosure: Amy Hinson, RN, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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