CNO Nurse Leader Bootcamp


This educational activity was jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and Texas Hospital Association

Funding from the State Office of Rural Health Flex Program

We look forward to bringing you additional learning activities in 2024! Bookmark our THA CAHQI webpage for updates.

Target audience:

This FREE activity was designed to meet the educational needs of nurses who have taken on the role of Chief Nursing Officer within the critical access / rural hospital setting.


Many nurses within the critical access and rural hospital settings find themselves elevated to role of CNO with minimal experience and no formal preparation to assume the leadership role. This one-day educational offering is designed to provide education and training for a making a successful transition from bedside nurse to CNO, building successful teams, managing workforce challenges, and management of resources. THAF is committed to providing education and resources to assist hospitals to meet the needs of employees so they may successfully carry out the duties required.

Please contact Sheila Dolbow, BSN, RN, CPHQ, Quality Improvement Manager ([email protected]) if you need more information.

Nurse Leader Education – August 3, 2023 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST

Presenter Bio:

Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, FAAN – Dr. Joyce Batcheller is President, The Nurses Legacy Institute and founder of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Institute which was developed for new and aspiring to be CNOs and The Chief Nursing Officer Executive Retreat which has been developed for experienced CNOs. Dr. Batcheller holds the position of adjunct professor for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas and currently is serving as the President, Texas Nurses Association.

Dr. Batcheller has served as the Vice President and chair of the International Association of Leadership Science in Nursing (ALSN) and host of a radio show “All about Nursing”. Dr. Batcheller is an innovative healthcare leader known for her ability to transform nursing and improve patient outcomes. She inspires nurses and other healthcare professionals to reach their full potential. One of Dr. Batcheller’s unique talents is her ability to create a compelling vision to engage, empower, and stimulate innovation among her peers. Dr. Batcheller has also specialized in on-boarding and enculturation of new CNOs.

Having served for 19 years as chief nursing officer of Central Texas’ largest healthcare system, overseeing more than 3,700 nurses and 90 clinical locations including 11 hospitals, four of which became Magnet-designated and five Pathway to Excellence-designated during her tenure.

She was a member of the 2013 class of Leadership America, selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow in 2005 and has held various leadership roles at the national and state level. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Organization of Nursing leadership (AONL).  


8:00 – 9:00 AMWelcome and Introductions
9:00 – 10:15 AMRecipe for A Successful Transition
10:15 – 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 – 12:15 PMBuilding A High Performing Team
12:15 – 1:00 PMLunch Break
1:00 – 2:30 PMWorkforce Issues
2:30 – 2:40 PMBreak
2:40 – 4:00 PMManaging Resources
4:00 – 4:30 PMWrap Up and Next Steps

Accreditation Statement

Accreditation Statement 

 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and Texas Hospital Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Credit Designation for Nursing 
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 6.25 contact hours. 

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity. 

AXIS Contact Information  
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at [email protected]

AXIS Medical Education requires faculty, instructors, authors, planners, directors, managers, reviewers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all real or apparent conflicts of interest they may have with ineligible companies. An ineligible entity is any organization whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All relevant conflicts of interest are identified and mitigated prior to initiation of the planning phase for an activity.

AXIS has mitigated and disclosed to learners all relevant conflicts of interestdisclosed by staff, planners, faculty/authors, peer reviewers, or others in control of content for this activity. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation or activity. Disclosure information for faculty, authors, course directors, planners, peer reviewers, and/or relevant staff is provided with this activity.

The faculty, Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, FAAN, reported no financial relationships or relationships she has with ineligible companies of any amount during the past 24 months.

The directors, planners, managers, and reviewers reported the following financial relationships they have with any ineligible company of any amount during the past 24 months:

Name of Planner/Manager/ReviewerReported Financial Relationship
Nina Costilla, MSN, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, RN-BCNothing to disclose
Sheila Dolbow, BSN, CPHQNothing to disclose
Kendrick, MSN, CPHQNothing to disclose
Dee Morgillo, MEd, MT(ASCP), CHCPNothing to disclose


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Texas Hospital Association at 512-465-1000 or [email protected] before the meeting dates.