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Nurse Faculty
Leadership Academy (NFLA)

Criteria and Application Information

Scholar
NFLA seeks applications from nurses who new to a faculty role and committed to making nursing education a lifelong career.
 
Scholar Eligibility:

  • Currently employed as full-time facutly, for at least two years but not more than 5 years, in a school of nursing.
  • A nurse educator who is master’s prepared, currently enrolled in a doctoral program or has completed a doctorate.
  • Have a commitment from a nurse faculty member from a different educational institution who will serve as a mentor.
  • Possess strong communication skills in English (oral and written).
  • Has Internet access and skills.
  • Able and willing to commit time to participate in Academy activities, including:
    • Two face-to-face workshops
    • Two virtual site visits at Scholar’s institution
    • Frequent, regularly scheduled communication with Scholar and Expert Faculty (Triad)
    • Periodic communication through teleconferencing and/or electronically with Academy faculty and the NFLA community

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. Applicants should select a Mentor from a different academic institution.


Mentor Eligibility:

  • Possesses an earned doctorate.
  • Not employed by the same educational institution as the scholar; was not or is not Scholar’s dissertation chair or committee member.
  • Practicing, experienced full-time faculty in a school of nursing affiliated with an STTI chapter, minimum of 7 years’ experience as an educator.
  • Has experience as an effective leadership mentor.
  • Possesses leadership mentoring knowledge, skills and expertise.
  • Able and willing to open doors and assist with navigating organizational structure and culture.
  • Strong communication skills in English (oral and written).
  • Has Internet access and skills.
  • Able and willing to commit time to participate in Academy activities, including:
    • Two face-to-face workshops
    • Two virtual site visits at Scholar’s institution
    • Frequent, regularly scheduled communication with Scholar and Expert Faculty (Triad)
    • Periodic written appraisals of scholar’s progress
    • Periodic communication through teleconferencing and/or electronically with Academy faculty and the NFLA community
  • Able and willing to actively guide, counsel, and foster the Scholar’s leadership development.
  • Able and willing to provide guidance to the Scholar in completing the project.

What is included in a complete NFLA letter of recommendation and agreement?

  • NFLA application for the Scholar
  • NFLA application for the Mentor
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) for the Scholar
  • CV for the Mentor
  • Letter of recommendation from agency/organization/institution (A/O/I) for the Scholar
  • Letter of recommendation fromA/O/I for the Mentor

What criteria will be used during the selection process?
The review panel will evaluate and score the submitted applications based on the following criteria:

  • Scholar application
  • Scholar’s education leadership project description
  • Mentor application
  • Letter of recommendation from A/O/I for the Scholar
  • Letter of recommendation from A/O/I for the Mentor


Scholar’s application will be reviewed and ranked on the following criteria:

  • Scholar’s leadership potential based upon:
    • Previous leadership experience
    • Articulated assessment of leadership skills and developmental needs
    • Stated leadership goals
  • Scholar’s articulated commitment to:
    • A career in nursing education
    • The advancement of nursing education
  • Educational Leadership Project
    The NFLA Educational Leadership Project is a critical element of the Scholar’s Academy experience. The purpose of the project is to provide a medium for the Scholar to develop leadership knowledge and skills through the design, implementation and outcome evaluation of a team-based educational project.
    • Project’s quality and impact to improve student learning at the Scholar’s institution.
    • Project’s team-based design.
    • Project’s potential for sustainability within the Scholar’s academic institution.

Mentor’s application will be reviewed and ranked on the following criteria:

Mentor has:

  • Substantial preparation and experience as a leader in nursing education
  • Previous experience as an effective leadership Mentor
  • Ability to foster the Scholar’s leadership development
  • Willingness to commit resources to develop and sustain the mentoring relationship with the Scholar
  • Access to networks of leaders and key organizations and willingness to engage the Scholar in these
  • Ability to provide guidance to the Scholar in completing the project
  • Articulated commitment to the NFLA Triad relationships and expectations of the NFLA

Letters of recommendation from A/O/Is will be reviewed on the following criteria:

A/O/Is indicate:

  • Recommendation for Scholar’s or Mentor’s participation in NFLA recommendation and agreement.
  • Resource commitment (time, financial, etc.) for Scholar’s or Mentor’s participation in NFLA
  • Support (time, resources, etc.)for the attainment of the identified project goals (for Scholars application only)
  • Indication that applicant has demonstrated potential and readiness for the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (for Scholars application only)
  • Commitment to sustain implemented project (for Scholars application only)
  • Commitment to designing and implementing a faculty leadership development program within the school of nursing over a three year period; commitment to reporting annually to STTI on program development progress, projected impact and/or number of faculty participants over a three year period (November 2013-November 2016) (for Scholars application only)
  • Commitment from Scholar’s dean to participate in two virtual site visits (for Scholars application only)

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Applications for the
2012-2013 cohort
are closed.

 

Questions?

Contact the International Leadership Institute at leadership@stti.iupui.edu

 

 

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