KSNA is committed to mentoring nursing leaders for today and tomorrow. This year we will begin a series of leadership webinars that may be taken on demand. The KSNA Leadership Series will focus on topics for current and emerging leaders. Quarterly educational sessions will be provided on-demand over the next year:

  • Part 1: The Road to Leadership – Carol Huston, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN
    • Available on-demand from April 1 – 30
  • Part 2: Preparing Nurse Leaders for 2030 – Carol Huston, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN
    • Available on-demand from July 1- 31
  • Part 3: Nurse Leaders Bridging the Gap: Novice to Expert / A Leader’s Story – Adam Tebben, BSN, RN, CEN & Linda Adams-Wendling PhD, MSN, MBA, APRN, CNP, GNP-BC, NEA-BC, CNE  
    • Available on-demand from October 1 – 31
  • Part 4: Foundations of Leadership – Dustin Baker, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, NE
    • Available on-demand from January 1 – 31, 2024

Register now to participate in the 2023 KSNA Leadership Series! Pre-registration for each part of the series is required.


Prices listed below are per webinar

  • $29.00 KSNA Member
  • $49.00 Non-Member

Access details will be circulated to those registered within a week of registering. Please check your spam/junk folder to see if the message was routed there, and if you cannot locate it, please reach out to the Midwest MSD office.

The Road To

Preparing Nurse Leaders
For 2023

Nurse Leaders Bridging the Gap:
Novice to Expert / A Leader’s Story

Foundations of

Click on any of the topics/sessions below to learn more and register to attend.

Presenter: Carol Huston, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN

All nurses need well developed leadership skills to address the complexities of 21st century healthcare, including limited resources, high performance expectations, a never-ending question for quality improvement, and often-conflicting obligations to patients, employers, and self. In addition, nurses need highly effective communication, negotiation, and collaboration skills to guide inter-professional teams and to secure the resources needed to achieve personal, professional, and organizational goals. Unfortunately, many nurses believe their leadership skills are inadequately developed for roles they already hold. This presentation examines the need for leadership development in nursing. It discusses what leadership means, how it means different things in different situations and with different people, and how important having good followers is to the leadership equation. It also suggests that leaders need emotional intelligence, authenticity, humility, and a desire to serve others to be successful in the role.

Presenter: Carol Huston, MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN

The leadership skills required by nurses are increasingly complex and continue to evolve in response to a dynamic healthcare system, an increasingly global society, emerging technologies, and new role expectations. This presentation will explore 7 competencies nurse leaders must begin now to further develop to positively impact the healthcare system and their profession in the future.

Presenter: Adam Tebben, BSN, RN, CEN & Linda Adams-Wendling PhD, MSN, MBA, APRN, CNP, GNP-BC, NEA-BC, CNE

This part of the series will explore the stages of leadership skill development and their correlation to current nursing competency and leadership theory. From Novice to Expert, discover where you are in your leadership development journey. Learn strategies used by effective and knowledgeable leaders in their field, and how nurses can use these to advance successfully through the stages of leadership development.

Presenter: Dustin Baker, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, NE

During this part of the series learners will explore the framework for knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with leadership from the novice to expert nurse. We will also review the scope and standards of leadership within the discipline of nursing.


  • Successful Completion – Participants must register, participate in the entire educational session, and complete an online evaluation to receive a certificate of completion for each session of the series.
  • Relevant Financial Relationships – This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products or services of an ineligible company/organization, which would require identification and mitigation.


1.0 contact hour per session.

The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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Dr. Carla Lee Leadership Academy

As a follow-up to the 2023 KSNA Leadership Series, KSNA will be providing The Dr. Carla Lee Leadership Academy in June 2024, in honor of Dr. Carla Lee a distinguished KSNA Leader.

The Dr. Carla Lee Leadership Academy is designed to meet the needs of not only entry level, but experienced nurses to develop key competencies to build the skills and knowledge necessary to exert strong positive influence on the future of nursing and the healthcare industry. The academy places emphasis on educating, mentoring, and grooming nurses to serve as active leaders. Educational opportunities will include but not limited to webinars, workshops, group discussions, and hands on experiences as the academy develops. Specific topics/components of the academy and registration information will be coming soon!