Nursing Leadership Development Nurse Leadership Training Program Critical thinking and leadership skills are essential components of a nurse's job. Our Nurse Leadership Training Program formally develops these skills. After six months, new graduates of the Nurse Leadership Training Program may attend charge nurse and/or preceptor development programs. In addition, we help nurses develop a career pathway and support them with on-site classes, funds for continuing education programs, and tuition for academic programs. Nurses are encouraged to progress through the ASPN clinical ladder system for ongoing career development.