About the course

A team is a group of people that share and work toward accomplishing a common goal. Every member contributes to the dynamics of the team. There are unseen forces, such as personalities of team members, how the team operates etc., that exist between different people in a team and this is called group dynamics.

Clinical leadership is the back bone of any nursing department. Those leaders, who strive to do the right thing, ensure that their staff and other support services also do the right thing for patients are the best clinical leaders. They even go further out and look for a better way to serve their clients.

A combination of both these is important for a good nursing team. A good clinical leader will enhance positive team dynamics and thus lead the team in delivering proper first hand care to the patients assigned to their team. It is therefore important for health professionals, especially nurses to learn and understand about team dynamics and clinical leadership.

This course aims at improving the knowledge of nurses on team dynamics, what its impact is, and understand the characteristics of positive team dynamics. It also helps to understand the role and importance of clinical leaders, how to evaluate competent leadership, and apply the theory of leadership while at practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss challenges in clinical nurse leadership.
  • Explain psychological and non-psychological models of team dynamics.
  • Identify the impact and strategies to improve team dynamics.
  • Outline the framework for the development of clinical leaders.
  • Identify the benefits of being a clinical leader at the bedside.
  • Analyze core knowledge for clinical leadership.
  • Evaluate leadership competency skills.
  • Invent key elements in developing clinical leaders.
  • Evaluate current trends in clinical leadership.

Number of CPD Points

2 Points


Duration of the course

2 hours (self-paced)

Course curriculum