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Geriatric Nursing
Leadership Academy (GNLA)

Anticipated Costs 

The Hearst Foundations and Hill-Rom provide support to the GNLA mentor pair for the following academy expenses. 
  • Lodging for Workshop I, Workshop II and STTI Biennial Convention

  • Breakfast and lunch associated with Workshops I and II

  • Faculty Advisor expenses associated with the site visits

  • Various learning materials
Expenses not covered by the GNLA program, which are the respsonsibility of the participants, include:
  • $500 academy participation fee

  • Travel to workshops and STTI’s Biennial Convention

  • Dinner during workshops 

  • All meals at STTI’s Biennial Convention 

  • Additional activities associated with the participant's individualized leadership plan and interprofessional project
GNLA participants are strongly encouraged to seek a shared financial commitment from their employing organizations, Additional financial assistance may be available  from civic organizations, hospital auxiliaries, government agencies, community and professional foundations, professional organizations and STTI chapters.

Returns on Investment from completing the GNLA
  • Access to world-class experts in leadership and geriatrics
  • A formal leadership development mentorship
  • Thorough assessment of leadership skills and personalized leadership development
  • Intensive exposure to evidence-based approaches to health care of older adults
  • The opportunity for guided development of an inter-professional leadership project
  • Formal evaluation processes
  • The benefits of coming together with other geriatric nurses for collaborative learning experiences
  • The opportunity to present your work at an STTI biennial convention
Continuing nursing education contact hours and a certificate of completion will also be awarded at the completion of the 18-month GNLA, contingent upon:
  • Completion of pre assignments prior to workshops
  • Attendance at both workshops
  • Participation in monthly learning enhancement activities
  • Design and implementation of an inter-professional team project
  • Arrangement and facilitation of site visits
  • Submission of site visit reports in a timely manner
  • Submission of abstract for poster presentation for STTI Biennial Convention
  • Attendance at biennial convention and presentation of poster
  • Submission of final report/evaluation
STTI is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Application Process



Contact the International Leadership Institute at

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