J 01 SPECIAL SESSION: The Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy: Outcomes across the Care Continuum

Sunday, 27 July 2014: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Description/Overview: Across practice settings, significant needs exist for improvement in delivery models, advancements in practice outcomes, and preparing the next generation of leaders in gerontological nursing. The Fellows of the first three cohorts of the national Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) have achieved impressive 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. Fellows of the GNLA were positioned to lead practice change within acute care settings, long term care facilities, and community arenas. Through the rigorous intellectual and experiential learning platform of the GNLA, dedicated leadership mentoring, faculty advisement and strategic partnerships with senior executives of the sponsoring healthcare organizations, opportunities were created for the preparation and positioning of these Fellows as leaders. 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 will be presented.
Moderators:  Ron Ordona, MSN FNP
Organizers:  Deborah Cleeter, RN, MSN, EdD, Sawgrass Leadership Institute, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Irene Fleshner, RN, MHA, Health Care Consulting, Reno Davis & Assoc. Inc., Sarasota, FL and Claudia Jean Beverly, RN, PhD, FAAN, Center on Aging, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR