| Washington, DC, March 28, 2017 - The NLN Leadership Institute began its yearlong professional development programs with forty nurses educators who were selected through competitive application for the three programs:
| || LEAD focuses on nurses in both education and practice who have experienced rapid transition into leadership positions or aspire to lead
| || The Leadership Development for Simulation Educators features a curriculum uniquely devised for the experienced simulation nurse educator who wishes to assume a leadership role in simulation
| || Executive Leadership in Nursing Education and Practice is designed for executive leaders who have held their positions for more than five years and wish to be re-energized and reframe how they think about leadership and themselves as leaders.
Each program requires a significant time commitment for an entire calendar year. Participants identify personal and professional goals; learn about what makes an effective leader; and strategize how to re-tool skill sets and experiences to achieve individual benchmarks. To that end, everyone receives intensive one-on-one executive coaching, in addition to attending online and live group coaching sessions, conferences, and webinars, where they study leadership theory and development that includes case study review.
Said Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, NLN president and dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington: “To promote diversity among leaders in nursing education, at least 25 percent of program participants in LEAD have been selected from under-represented minorities. In addition, 80 percent of program participants commit to remaining in academic leadership positions following completion of the program.”
LEAD and the Executive Leadership in Nursing Education and Practice programs are directed by NLN chief program officer, Dr. Janice Brewington, who also serves as director of the NLN Center for Transformational Leadership. Dr. Lynn Engelmann serves as the NLN consultant for the LEAD Program. Simulation educators will work with experts Drs. Mary Anne Rizzolo and Sue Forneris, Excelsior deputy director, of the NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology.
All three 2017 leadership cohorts had their first face-to-face meeting at a joint orientation program, February 8-9, in Washington, DC and will return to DC this summer: June 11-15 is the annual NLN Leadership Retreat for the LEAD and Leadership Development for Simulation Educators groups; executive program participants will meet at the Intensive Executive Leadership Forum, July 9 - 13.
NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, noted ongoing support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future. “Thanks to their generosity, the League has been able to expand the capacity and the content of the Leadership Institute, offering more participants the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty.”
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its more than 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.
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