Rural Nurse Leader Education


This educational activity is jointly provided by XXXXX and Texas Hospital Association.

Target audience:


THAF is committed to providing education and resources to assist hospitals to meet the needs of employees to provide quality, patient-centered care. 

Please contact Sheila Dolbow, BSN, RN, CPHQ, Quality Improvement Manager ( if you need more information.

Nurse Leader Education – August 3, 2023

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).  

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 13.5 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  
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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 interest disclosed 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 reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships they have with ineligible companies of any amount during the past 24 months:

Name of FacultyReported Financial Relationship 
Sheila Dolbow, BSN, CPHQ Nothing to disclose 
Karen Kendrick, MSN, CPHQNothing to disclose 
Nina Costilla, MSN, CPHQ Nothing to disclose 

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 Reported Financial Relationship 
Nina Costilla, MSN, CPHQNothing to disclose 
Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRMNothing to disclose 
Dee Morgillo, MEd, MT (ASCP), CHCP Nothing 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. 

Requirements for credit: 

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials. 
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET MM D, YYYY. Instructions will be provided at the conclusion of each Webinar. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.  
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.