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Home : Leadership Institute : Nurse Faculty Leadership : Frequently Asked Questions

​​Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How should I select a Leadership Mentor?

    The Mentor should be someone who can provide guidance and feedback in a manner that allows the Scholar to grow in his or her leadership capacity.  Scholars should select a Leadership Mentor from a different academic institution who is an experienced leadership mentor.  Please download the application for specific details about selection a Leadership Mentor.

  2. Should I interview Leadership Mentor

    If the Scholar does not have a prior relationship with the Mentor, it may be helpful to interview several possible candidates to determine whether there is a good fit between the Mentors style and the Scholars needs.

  3. Should I work with my Leadership Mentor on my NFLA application and team leadership project summary?

    NFLA encourages Scholars to work collaboratively with their Leadership Mentors on both the application and the project summary.

  4. What if my Leadership Mentor cannot attend the workshops?

    It is essential that the selected Mentor attend both workshops. If he or she is not available to attend the workshops, a different Leadership Mentor must be selected.

  5. Should I work with my direct supervisor and/or my dean in the development of my NFLA application and team leadership project summary?

    Yes.  By involving the direct supervisor and/or your dean in the development of the NFLA application and project summary, he or she will gain an awareness of the time and support that will be required for successful participation in the academy.  This understanding and support should be reflected in the letter of support from the Association/Organization/Institution (A/O/I).

  6. Who should submit the application?

    The Scholar will complete and submit the application.  The Scholar is encouraged to work with their Leadership Mentor on the application submission.

  7. How detailed should my team leadership project plan be?

    The project should outline how it will impact the 3 domains:
    • Individual leadership development
    • Advancing nursing education through leadership of team projects, and
    • Scholars’ expanded scope of influence within their sponsoring academic institutions, the community, and the profession.

  8. May I send an e-mail or fax application?

    No.  All applications must be submitted via the online application system.

  9. Will Scholars receive continuing nursing education credit for completion of the NFLA?

    Yes.  Scholars and Leadership Mentors will receive CE for their attendance at workshops 1 and 2.​


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