NetLearning Delivers Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation; a Comprehensive Online Course Focusing on Fundamentals of Nurse Management

Popular web-based course now available to hospitals and individual learners through NetLearning’s Learning Management System 

Clifton Park, NY April 19, 2011 — NetLearning, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of online courses and e-learning software for healthcare workers and hospital administrators, announces the availability of Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation, via its NetLearning Learning Management System (LMS).

Developed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation, is the first online course of its kind for nurse manager training. Available to hospitals and individual learners, the easy-to-navigate program consists of eight modules that provide frontline managers, charge nurses, aspiring managers and staff leaders with the skills needed to become successful nurse leaders, including business management, leadership skills and personal development. Designed with busy professionals in mind, Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation is conveniently accessible through an internet connection and aims to train professionals to improve quality of care, manage staff attrition, prepare budgets, coach and mentor and ensure a healthy work environment.

“We are excited to offer Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation to NetLearning customers,” said Will Passano, vice president, NetLearning. “AACN and AONE worked not only with outstanding nurses to create this course, but also with experts in the fields of leadership, management, finance, coaching, research, recruitment and retention to ensure that Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation offers nursing professionals a thorough resource for learning necessary skills. Now that the course is available through NetLearning’s LMS, it will be easier than ever for professionals to access and benefit from all that this innovative resource has to offer.”

Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation is a structured learning program built around the Nurse Manager Learning Domain Framework and is designed to help prepare nurses to sit for the Certified Nurse Manager/Leader (CNML) exam. Upon completion of the curriculum, learners will achieve 40 CNE hours.  The three units of the program include:

Unit 1- The Science: Managing the Business – five modules covering:
Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations
Human Resource Management
Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations
Foundational “Thinking” Skills
Strategic Management in Healthcare Organizations

Unit 2- The Art: Leading People – two modules covering:
Lead Your Team
Lead Your Organization

Unit 3- The Leader Within – final module covering:
Creating a Leader Within Yourself

For more information on Essentials of Nurse Manager Orientation, please click here to view an informative video provided by AACN, or visit

About NetLearning and Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. NetLearning, part of Cengage Learning, is an e-learning solutions provider developing products specifically for the health care industry since 1995. The NetLearning product suite allows for the deployment, management, and reporting of training-related activities. For more information about NetLearning, please visit

About American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 235 chapters worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. To learn more about AACN, visit, connect with the organization at or follow AACN at          

About The American Organization of Nurse Executives 
The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is the national professional organization for nurses who design, facilitate and manage care. With more than 8,000 members, AONE is the voice of nursing leadership in health care. Since 1967, the organization has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care. AONE’s 48 affiliated state and metropolitan chapters and its alliances with state hospital associations give the organization’s initiatives a regional and local presence. AONE is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association.