Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation (ENMO)

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Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation (ENMO) is a comprehensive Nurse Manager training course developed in partnership with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) to promote nursing leadership excellence. Nurse Managers, regardless of title, have added responsibilities that directly affect the quality of patient care.

ENMO is the first nursing orientation leadership course created by experts in nurse management specifically for nurse managers, and those aspiring to leadership, to show them how to best carry out these complex responsibilities. Whether you are a nurse building a foundation for your success, or an administrator looking for quality nurse manager training consider the many benefits of ENMO to help you reach your goals.

  • Useful tool for boosting recruitment and retention of nurses while developing leaders within a unit or organization.

  • Modular design allows educators freedom to tailor information to specific lesson plans or needs.

  • Scored tests at the end of each module indicate comprehension level and enable learners and educators to pinpoint specific learning needs.

  • Experienced managers can use ENMO to refresh knowledge or fill knowledge gaps.

  • Effective certification preparation resource for the Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) certification is a comprehensive course for frontline managers, charge nurses, aspiring managers and leadership staff. 

Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation was developed in partnership with the America Organization or Nurse Executives (AONE) and is the first leadership course created specifically for nurse managers. The course was developed by experts in nurse management and covers key skills necessary for successful leadership. 

Content Overview

Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation consists of eight modules that detail essential skills for those in leadership roles or wishing to enter management. The modules are broken into three units covering business management, effective leadership and personal development. This quality nurse manager training is available to both organizations and individuals.

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Course Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Develop a global perspective and understanding of healthcare
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in business management
  3. Manage a unit budget
  4. Effectively manage the human resources of the unit
  5. Utilize tools and strategies to manage unit quality initiatives
  6. Develop and implement a strategic plan for the unit


The many contributors who helped write this course are not only outstanding nurses, but experts in the fields of leadership, management, finance, coaching, research, recruitment and retention. We are proud to have worked with them, and thank them very much for their participation in the creation of this course.



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