K 10 SPECIAL SESSION: The Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy: Outcomes and Impact of Two Completed Cohorts

Thursday, 25 July 2013: 1:15 PM-2:30 PM
Description/Overview: Providing quality care for older adults is an increasingly prominent need identified throughout the global healthcare community. We must have a cadre of nurse leaders who are prepared to transform relevant practice and policy. The Fellows of the first two cohorts of the national Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) have achieved significant outcomes within the three curricular domains: individual leadership and career development, advancement of practice through leadership of interprofessional team projects, and expanded scope of influence at the organizational, community, and professional levels. Through the rigorous intellectual and experiential learning platform of the GNLA, dedicated mentoring and faculty relationships, and strategic partnerships with senior executives of healthcare organizations opportunities were created for the Fellows to impact practice at the individual patient and family level, within the interprofessional team, and throughout organization, system, and community arenas. This session will present outcome data for each of the three domains and exemplars of specific achievements of Fellows within acute care settings, community health agencies, and long term care facilities. Additionally, the impact of the GNLA and its relationship to the future of leadership in care of older adults will be presented.
Learner Objective #1: Describe the three learning domains which provide the curricular foundation of the national leadership development academy.
Learner Objective #2: Identify specific outcomes from the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy which have impacted care for older adults.
Organizers:  Deborah Cleeter, RN, MSN, EdD, Sawgrass Leadership Institute, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Claudia Jean Beverly, RN, PhD, FAAN, Center on Aging, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, Shirley A. Conway, MSN, MBA, RN-BC, LNHA, Lahey Behavioral Health Services, Addison Gilbert Hospital & Beverly Hospitals: Members of Lahey Health, Gloucester, MA, Amy E. Cotton, MSN, FNP-BC, Rosscare, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, Bangor, ME and Jean Wyman, PhD, FAAN, IN
Moderators:  Debra Lynn Hagerty, DNP, RN, BS, NHA, BSW, CDONA, FACDONA, Nursing Department, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA