What is FSNM?

FSNM is an online course featuring up-to-date, interactive and self-paced education that seamlessly blends into a learner’s busy schedule. Learners earn as they learn with our new modular design developed to grant CE hours on the completion of each module exam.

Course content and virtual practice simulations mimic real-world leadership challenges, helping learners to:

  • 1Build a network to support personal growth and development as a manager

  • 2Develop confidence to anticipate and facilitate change

  • 3Identify staff needs and learn how to manage their goals and expectations

  • 4Promote a safe and healthy work environment

  • 5Manage a budget to meet the needs of various patient populations and appropriately staff the unit

Five-Time Brandon Hall Group Award Winner

Fundamental Skills for Nurse Managers’ online leadership training and course content has received five Gold Awards for Excellence from the Brandon Hall Group in the categories of:

  • Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program – 2022
  • Best Development Program for Frontline Leaders – 2022
  • Best Association Professional Development Program – 2022
  • Best Advance in Competencies and Skill Development – 2021
  • Best Advance in Leadership Development – 2021

For more information on the Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, click here.

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Course Content

Learners are immersed in real-world situations, while interactive elements encourage leadership development. The modules are broken into five units that cover: Getting Started as a New Nurse Manager, Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Quality and Safety, and Leadership. Many of the lessons have additional self-assessment learning activities to help learners apply the content to real-life situations.

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Up to 14 hours of Learning

Interactive case-based content application, multimedia elements and knowledge checks are designed to ensure learner engagement and provide learning outcomes that last.

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Whether the learner is a nurse building their leadership skills or was recently promoted into a leadership role, FSNM will provide the education, tools and resources for success.

AACN offers the following resources:

Customer Support
Sales Support and Technical Support
On the Blog
Read about topics important to nurse managers and educators.
Nurse Leader Community Forum
An online space for nurse leaders to interact and discuss leadership and management issues.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN), Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for up to 14 contact hours. This CE activity expires on November 1, 2024.

AACN programming meets the standards of most states that require mandatory CE 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.