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Nursing Education National League for Nursing - Faculty Development The NLN Leadership Institute

Bringing together experienced professionals, a world-class faculty, and dynamic curricula, the NLN Leadership Institute comprises three full-year programs that help nurse faculty develop strong leadership skills. The common denominator is a shared commitment to excellence in nursing education. The result is a lasting transformational leadership experience. These are rigorous programs that require a significant amount of time and commitment.

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Programs

The NLN offers continuing education credits for all its professional development programs.

For more information, email leadershipprograms@nln.org
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Lead
Designed for the nurse educator who has experienced a rapid transition to a leadership position or aspires to lead

During this year-long program, a cohort of peers examines organizational systems and leadership processes focusing on strategic planning, building high performance teams, financial management, and developing a personal career plan to advance in organizational leadership. Throughout the program, participants will be encouraged to individually grow and the program fosters interactions within the cohort. Participants will:

  • Enhance career opportunities by developing strong management and leadership skills
  • Examine key issues in organizational dynamics
  • Identify ways to develop effective high performing teams
  • Develop the art of negotiation and communication within groups
  • Create a three-year, focused career plan
  • Implement an individual plan for leadership development
  • With an executive coach, explore a leadership assessment instrument.

Director: Janice Brewington, PhD, RN, FAAN

Program Session: January - December

Application process opens on June 16, 2014.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET.

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Tuition: $3,500 NLN Members/$4,500 Non-members

Tuition includes:

  • Registration for the NLN Leadership Conference* in February
  • Registration for the NLN LEAD Retreat
  • Registration for the NLN Summit* in September
  • Six NLN leadership webinars throughout the year
  • Monthly group coaching conference calls
  • Leadership Assessments

*Participants are responsible for travel and lodging costs.

Who Should Apply
Nurse educators who have recently been challenged with leadership positions and who aspire to lead. Letter of support from supervisor/administrator is required.

Admission
Participants must apply to be accepted into the program. Candidates will be selected based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. The Lead program is limited to 20 nurse educators.

For more information, email leadershipprograms@nln.org.



Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators
Designed for the experienced simulation nurse educator who wishes to assume a leadership role in simulation

During this year-long program, participants examine issues related to research in simulation, curricular integration, the role of simulation in interprofessional education, and managing simulation activities within a school of nursing or a service setting. The program fosters individual growth, interpersonal interactions within the group, and networking with previous cohorts. The program, which begins with a face-to-face meeting at the NLN Leadership Conference in February, continues with conference calls, webinars, and forum discussions throughout the year.

Participants will:

  • Examine key issues in the design, development, use, and integration of simulation in nursing education.
  • Discuss the simulation initiatives of major national and international organizations.
  • Work on a group project that creates or expands simulation content for the web-based Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC).
  • Create a three-year focused career development plan.
  • Implement an individual plan for leadership development.
  • With an executive coach, explore leadership assessment instrument.

Director: Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Professor, School of Nursing and Provost for Digital Initiatives, Johns Hopkins University

Co-Director: Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Consultant, Professional Development

Program Session: January - December

Application process opens on June 16, 2014.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET

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Tuition: $3,000 NLN Members/$4,000 Non-members

Tuition includes:

  • Sixteen Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC) courses
  • Six NLN leadership webinars throughout the year
  • Executive coaching sessions (individualized)
  • A Laerdal SUN (Simulation User Network) meeting*
  • Registration for the annual NLN Technology Conference* in the fall
  • Registration for the annual NLN Leadership Conference* in February

*Participants are responsible for travel and lodging costs.

Who Should Apply
Nurse faculty who aspire to become leaders in simulation. A letter of support from a supervisor is required. CHSE certification preferred.

Admission
Participants must apply to be accepted into the program. Candidates will be selected based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. The program is limited to 20 simulation educators.


For more information, email leadershipprograms@nln.org.



Senior Deans and Directors Leadership Program
Designed for deans and directors who have held their positions for more than five years and desire to be re-energized and able to implement innovative strategies that meet the demands of nursing education and health care.

During this year-long pilot program, a cohort of deans and directors will examine the politics of organizations; explore authentic leadership, influencing organizational change and inspiring others to lead; identify disruptive innovations and develop strategy to manage them in complex organizations; and engage in reflection.

Participants will:

  • Enhance their knowledge about the politics of organizations (e.g., leadership, authority, power, and competition.
  • Explore co-creation and its impact on creating and sustaining innovation in organizations.
  • Maximize their potential to release untapped resources in people and organizations.
  • Become more of an authentic leader to affect organizational change.
  • Manage crucial conversations.
  • Analyze their strengths and development areas through a 360 degree leadership assessment.
  • Design an action development plan.

Director: Janice Brewington, PhD, RN, FAAN

Program Session: January - December

Application process opens June 16, 2014.

Application Deadline: Extended: November 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET.

Tuition: $3,500 NLN Members/$4,500 Non-members

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Tuition includes:

  • Registration for NLN Summit* in September
  • Registration for an intensive leadership forum*
  • Individual executive coaching sessions
  • Monthy group coaching conference calls
  • Six NLN leadership webinars throughout the year
  • Leadership assessments
  • Registration for NLN Leadership Conference

*Participants are responsible for travel and lodging costs.

Who Should Apply
Deans and directors of nursing programs who have held their positions for more than five years and have a desire to become re-energized to meet the challenges of changing internal and external environments.

Admission
A letter of support from supervisor/administrator is required. Participants must apply to be accepted in this competitive program and will be selected based on level of achievement, organizational responsibility, and responses to questions on application. This program is limited to 10 deans/directors.

For more information, email leadershipprograms@nln.org.

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