J 01 SPECIAL SESSION: The Maternal-Child Health Leadership Academy: Leadership Projects for Advancing Maternal-Child Nursing Care

Thursday, 15 July 2010: 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Description/Overview: Through the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International's Maternal-Child Health Leadership Academy (MCH), nurses develop personal leadership skills via the creation and implementation of innovative clinical projects in their home communities and clinical agencies which benefit the nursing care of maternal-child clients throughout on the health care continuum. This session will offer a synopsis of the MCH goals, objectives, structure and learning activities with examples of completed projects.
Learner Objective #1: Articulate the purpose and goals of the Maternal-Child Health Leadership Academy.
Learner Objective #2: Describe how the maternal-child health project contributes to the development and enhancement of leadership skills.
Karen H. Morin, DSN, RN, College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, BACUR, MCUR, School of Nursing Science, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa