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2019 Cohorts for the NLN Leadership Institute

04/10/2019
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April 10, 2019

Program Contact: Janice Brewington
201-906-2482; jbrewington@nln.org
Press Contact: Jane Calem Rosen
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National League for Nursing Leadership Institute Announces 2019 Cohorts

Innovative Leadership Program on Two Tracks Offer Distinctive Focus on Individualized Executive Coaching

Washington, DC, April 10, 2019 — The National League for Nursing has announced the selection, through competitive application, of this year's two cohorts for its yearlong professional development program, the NLN Leadership Institute. A total of 46 nurse educators and nurses in practice have been chosen to participate on one of two institute tracks:

blue-bullet LEAD focuses on nurses in both education and practice who have experienced rapid transition into leadership positions or aspire to lead
blue-bullet Leadership Development for Simulation Educators features a curriculum uniquely devised for the experienced simulation nurse educator who wishes to assume a leadership role in simulation


Each program provides a significant opportunity to invest in leadership development over the course of the calendar year. Participants identify personal and professional goals; learn about what makes an effective leader; and strategize how to re-tool skill sets and experiences to achieve individual benchmarks. To that end, everyone receives intensive one-on-one executive coaching. In addition, they attend online and live group coaching sessions, retreats and webinars, where they study leadership theory and development that includes case study review.

G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, NLN president and professor and associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion/chief diversity officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, praised the program's continuing commitment to the development of leaders in nursing education: “The complexity, interdependence and fast pace of change that permeates all sectors of the economy and contemporary life mean that the world for all of us can be characterized as certain uncertainty. Effective and inclusive leadership has never been more important than today, and a true knowledge base of how to make change is a must. I am thrilled the NLN recognizes essentials of the changing landscape of nursing education and can provide this level of cutting-edge nurse leadership development."

NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, noted the importance of cultivating leadership in the community of nurse educators: “In today’s sophisticated, dynamic health care environment, nurse educators are increasingly called upon to provide strategic vision and practical tools for the next generation of practitioners. We therefore must arm these faculty professionals with the insights and skills they require to foster collaborative excellence among nurses on the frontlines of delivering outstanding care to a diverse patient population. These two NLN Leadership Institute programs afford participants the opportunity to gain invaluable guidance and mentoring from expert leader-scholars.”

LEAD is directed by Dr. Janice Brewington, the NLN’s chief program officer and director of the NLN Center for Transformational Leadership, with support from NLN LEAD consultant Dr. Lynn Engelmann. Simulation educators will work with co-directors, Drs. Mary Anne Rizzolo, NLN consultant, and Sue Forneris, director of the NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology.

The 2019 leadership institute cohorts had their first face-to-face meeting at a joint orientation program, February 11-12, in Washington, D.C. LEAD and Leadership Development for Simulation Educators will return to D.C., June 9-12, for the Intensive Leadership Retreat at the League office. The two groups will attend the NLN Education Summit at National Harbor’s Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center just south of Washington, D.C., September 26-28.

A complete list of 2019 Leadership Institute participants is available here. A list of LEAD and Simulation Educators is available here.


About the National League for Nursing
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, and health care organizations and agencies.
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