NLN Announces Selections for 2023 Leadership Institute

NLN Announces Selections for 2023 Leadership Institute

Professional Development Program Emphasizes Individualized Executive Coaching & Enhanced Leadership Skills

Washington, DC — The National League for Nursing proudly announces the selection, through competitive application, of 41 nurse educators and nurses in practice for the 2023 NLN Leadership Institute

The Institute, under the NLN Center for Transformational Leadership, offers a dual track curriculum. LEAD is appropriate for nurses in education and practice who have recently been challenged with rapid transition into leadership positions, those already in positions of leadership who want formal leadership development, and others who identify as emerging leaders or have leadership aspirations. The Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators is designed for the experienced simulation nurse educator who aspires to a leadership role in simulation. Sim Leadership track participants focus on maximizing their leadership potential to advance simulation initiatives in nursing education and practice.

These yearlong programs represent a significant investment in professional leadership development. Participants on both tracks spend a calendar year engaged in activities to identify personal and professional goals; learn about what makes an effective leader; and strategize how to retool skill sets and experiences to achieve individual and institutional benchmarks. To that end, everyone receives intensive one-on-one executive coaching. In addition, they attend online group coaching sessions, a retreat, and webinars, where they study leadership theory and practices that includes case study.

Specialized Sim Leadership programming for that cohort facilitates the exchange of ideas and best practices in simulation; a review of existing scholarly research; visits to simulation centers around the country to evaluate resources and operations; and original research for a group project that, when completed, will be posted in the Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC).

The 2023 Leadership Institute has already had its first meeting, an in-person orientation. The Intensive Leadership Retreat is currently scheduled for July 25-28 in Washington, D.C. The groups will later reconvene at the 2023 NLN Education SummitExtraordinary Nurse Educators: Leading Extraordinary Times, September 28-30 in Washington, DC.

“As nurses have taken an increasingly visible role in the transformation of the nation’s health care access and delivery, it is vitally important that they have the necessary leadership skills to bring about meaningful, sustainable change,” said NLN Chair Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, interim associate dean of academic affairs at Michigan State University. “No organization is better positioned to provide that leadership development than the National League for Nursing, the leading voice of nursing education, where we have invested in resources and scholarship to provide cutting-edge professional development.”

“The National League for Nursing Leadership Institute is among the most highly respected leadership development initiatives in the field,” said NLN President and CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We look forward to another year of rewarding and productive achievement, helping to boost the personal and professional standing of this exclusive cohort chosen for the Institute’s 2023 Lead and Sim Leadership programs.”

Dr. Janice Brewington, NLN chief program officer and director of the NLN Center for Transformational Leadership, oversees LEAD, with support from Dr. Inez Tuck and Dr. Beverly Foster, consultants to the League. The Leadership Development for Simulation Educators is supervised by Dr. Susan Gross Forneris, director of the NLN Division for Innovation in Education Excellence, and Dr. Michelle Moulton, senior manager for the division.

A list of 2023 Leadership Institute participants can be found for the LEAD and Simulation programs at


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 nearly 45,000 individual and over 1,000 institutional members, including nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations. Learn more at

March 24, 2023


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