C 04 SPECIAL SESSION: Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy: Outcomes in Three Domains

Sunday, 17 November 2013: 2:45 PM-4:00 PM
Description/Overview: During this complex period of change in both healthcare and academe, the need to prepare the next generation of leaders in nursing education is imperative. The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) prepares these emerging leaders through a rigorous intentional leadership development experience. The purpose of the program is to: foster academic career success, promote nurse faculty retention and satisfaction, promulgate personal leadership development, and cultivate high performing, supportive work environments in academe. The NFLA is designed for aspiring nursing education leaders who have less than four years of experience as full time faculty in a school of nursing. A twenty month curriculum provides intellectual and experiential learning opportunities facilitated by an esteemed international faculty. The academy is built upon the foundation of relational development between the Scholars, their Leadership Mentors, and their Faculty Advisors. The Kouzes and Posner “Leadership Challenge” model provides the framework for the academy’s leadership development activities. Scholars will present outcomes achieved by the cohort in three domains: individual leadership development, advancement in nursing education through team projects, and the Scholars’ expanded scope of influence within their sponsoring academic institutions, the community, and the profession. The impact of the NFLA at the organizational, professional, and global levels will also be presented.
Learner Objective #1: Identify three critical elements of effective leadership development for nursing faculty.
Learner Objective #2: Describe three specific outcomes from NFLA Scholar projects that have advanced nursing education.
Organizers:  Deborah Cleeter, RN, MSN, EdD, Sawgrass Leadership Institute, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Meg Zomorodi, RN, CNL, PhD, School of Nursing, 526 Carrington Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, Carolyn Hart, PhD, RN, CNE, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Southwest Baptist University, Springfield, MO, Lenora M. Marcellus, PhD, MN, BSN, RN, School of Nursing, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada and D. Anthony (Tony) Forrester, PhD, RN, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) -- School of Nursing and Morristown Memorial Hospital, Newark, NJ
Moderators:  Sandra O'Brien, RN, PhD, CRNP-F, PHCNS-BC, Staffing, Professional Services Network, Inc, Silver Spring, MD