Learning to Lead: Emotional Intelligence for Nurse Leaders

Author(s): Grant Claire

Contact Hours 0.88

CERP C 0.88

Expires May 31, 2026

Topics: Leadership, Motivational & Personal Growth

Role: Manager, APRN, Educator, Staff, Researcher

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Critical care nurse leaders encounter situations that trigger intense emotions. Emotional intelligence (EI) is your ability to be self-aware and self-regulate, while engaging in interpersonal relationships using skilled communication. High EI leaders develop resiliency, staff retention and better patient outcomes. Participants complete a brief EI assessment. Multimodal teaching techniques guide participants through the tenants of EI and they leave with strategies to develop their EI.


  • Discuss the components of emotional intelligence.
  • Describe the impact that emotional intelligence has on manager resiliency, staff retention and patient safety/outcomes.
  • Explore strategies and resources to develop and lead with emotional intelligence.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 0.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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