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Developing a comprehensive long-term care workforce initiative

June 1, 2001

Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly Vol. 2, No. 3

This article describes Mather Lifeways’ LEAP program, a comprehensive long-term care workforce development initiative that provides leadership training for nurses, career ladders for CNAs, mentoring for new CNAs, and team-building workshops for CNAs and nurses. The article documents outcomes of a pilot study of LEAP, which surveyed nurses and CNAs on characteristics of effective nurse leaders and factors associated with positive work performance and organizational climate.

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Contributing Authors
Hollinger-Smith, Linda, Anna Ortigara, and David Lindeman
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