Sep 09, 2021 09:00am - Sep 30, 2021 03:00pm

Please note the DNS series, Strategies for Success: Building Nursing Leadership, in September 2021 has been cancelled. Contact MSCA staff at or 617.558.0202 for additional details. 


CANCELLED: Strategies for Success:  Building Nursing Leadership
Thursdays,  9/9, 9/16*, 9/23 and 9/30
Virtual Via Zoom
9:30 am — 3:00 pm (One hour lunch break included)
*Sessions are from 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 3:00pm  

Program Description:
Nursing facilities provide quality, sophisticated medical care to diverse populations including rehab and sub-acute patients, long term care residents and those requiring specialty care.  At the core of this care is the Director of Nursing Services (DNS), a job that requires dynamic leadership skills and the ability to motivate others to achieve exceptional results. The DNS must also be familiar with the latest changes in clinical care delivery and regulations and be able to manage a multi-disciplinary team model that delivers the highest quality of care to the individuals they serve.  

The Massachusetts Senior Care Association is offering a 4-week virtual workshop that provides an opportunity to learn new skills, fine-tune existing knowledge, explore values-based leadership, and operationalize the skills and competencies that are needed to be a nurse leader in the long term care and sub-acute settings.   This program is geared for nurses who may be transitioning into the role of Director of Nursing in the long term care or sub-acute setting and for those practicing nurses considering future career development.  

•Gain insight and new information about the principles and standards of practice needed for senior care
•Develop awareness of the regulatory compliance environment
•Optimize effective leadership skills, resource utilization and cost containment strategies


  • Survey Process, Regulations and Oversight
  • Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement
  • Budget Overview and Managing the Nursing Budget
  • Human Resource Management including recruitment and retention, interviewing and performance reviews, and 
  • Creating A Culture of Safety.

All classes are on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with a one hour break for lunch.  September 9, 16, 23 and 30.  The September 16th class runs from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and from 1:30pm - 3:00pm.  

This 4-week virtual program will award a Certificate of Completion and up to 18 Continuing Education credits.    

Fee: Includes all materials 
$350 for Mass Senior Care Members       
$600 for Non-Members

Please note that the registration fee must be paid in full prior to attending the first class.  

Virtual Meeting information: 
Meeting log in information will be sent once program payment has been received.  

Cancellation Policy:
Mass Senior Care must be notified no later than 48 hours prior to the start time of the first class for a credit of equal amount to be issued to your Mass Senior Care account.  Refunds will not be given and “No Show” attendees will be billed at the full registration fee.  Cancellations should be emailed to          

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