J 10 SPECIAL SESSION: The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy: Mid-Academy Outcomes in Three Domains

Thursday, 25 July 2013: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Description/Overview: The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) is an intense international leadership development experience designed to foster academic career success, promote nurse faculty retention and satisfaction, promulgate personal leadership development, and cultivate high performing, supportive work environments in academe. Sponsored and administered through a partnership between Sigma Theta Tau International and the Elsevier Foundation, the NFLA was developed for aspiring leaders in nursing education who have less than four years of experience as full time faculty in a school of nursing. Scholars in the academy are chosen through a competitive selection process. The twenty month mentored leadership development curriculum is built upon the foundation of three domains: individual leadership development, advancing nursing education through leadership of team projects, and the Scholars’ expanded scope of influence within their sponsoring academic institutions, the community, and the profession. NFLA faculty advisors will present an overview of the Scholars’ nursing education projects and mid-academy outcomes achieved by the Scholars within each of the academy’s three domains and will describe the impact of the NFLA and its relationship to the future of leadership in nursing education.
Learner Objective #1: Describe two current nursing education projects led by Scholars in the international NFLA.
Learner Objective #2: Identify mid-academy outcomes from the first cohort of the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy in three domains.
Organizers:  Deborah Cleeter, RN, MSN, EdD, Sawgrass Leadership Institute, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, D. Anthony (Tony) Forrester, PhD, RN, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) -- School of Nursing and Morristown Memorial Hospital, Newark, NJ, Laura C. Dzurec, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH, Ainslie Nibert, RN, PhD, Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI), Houston, TX and Barbara J. Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF, School of Nursing, Widener University, Chester, PA
Moderators:  Mary Judith Yoho, PhD, RN, CNE, Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Houston, TX