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Nurse Faculty
Leadership Academy (NFLA)

formerly Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership
Development Program (NFMLD)

Academy Details

Purpose
The purpose of the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) is to develop the leadership knowledge and skills of nurses early in their faculty careers to:

  • Foster academic career success
  • Promote nurse faculty retention and satisfaction
  • Promulgate personal leadership development
  • Cultivate high performing, supportive work environments in academe

Scholar
NFLA seeks applications from nurses who are transitioning from nursing practice to a faculty role and who are committed to making nursing education a lifelong career.

 

Scholar Eligibility:

  • Employed at least two years full time as faculty, but not more than 5 years, and currently employed as full time faculty in a school of nursing.
  • Be a nurse educator who is master’s prepared, currently enrolled in a doctoral program or have completed a doctorate.
  • Has 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 NLFA 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.

 

Implementation of Faculty Mentoring Program at Scholar’s School of Nursing
The Scholar’s employing School of Nursing is charged developing or improving their faculty leadership development program for junior nurse faculty as a result of their participation in and commitment to the Academy program.

An explicit goal of the NFLA is to promote faculty retention and cultivate high performing, supportive work environments in academe through the personal leadership development of junior nurse faculty. A key factor in achieving this goal is the engagement of the sponsoring academic institution in activities which provide support for faculty development and mentoring relationships. Though many schools of nursing currently have active faculty development and mentoring programs in place, STTI would like to work with the Scholars’ schools achieve this goal.

 

Faculty Leadership Development Toolkit
STTI will provide a Faculty Leadership Development Toolkit which provides resources to schools of nursing to develop and/or enhance their programs for faculty leadership development and mentoring relationships. Developed by NFLA faculty, this toolkit will be available in February of 2013 to the employing institutions of the Scholars, Mentors, and Expert Faculty members.

 

What are the anticipated fees for participation?
NFLA seeks applications from new nurse faculty members who, along with their employing institutions, are willing to make a 20-month commitment to NFLA.It is the philosophy of NFLA that this program is a partnership between The Elsevier Foundation, STTI and the employing institutions of the Scholar and Mentor.

The Elsevier Foundation provides generous support to assist the Scholar and the Mentor with the expenses associated with participation in NFLA.The following costs for the Scholar and the Mentor are covered by this support:


Scholar Financial Support

    • $500 for NFLA program registration
    • Lodging for the leadership workshops
    • Most meals associated with the leadership workshops
    • $250 for STTI’s biennial convention one-day registration

Scholar’s Supporting Agency/Organization/Institution (A/O/I)Financial Support

    • $2,000 stipend paid to the scholar’s employing school of nursing:
      • $500 for workshop attendance expenses
      • $500 for project expenses
      • $1,000 for STTI’s biennial convention travel and accommodations

Mentor Financial Support

  • Lodging for the leadership workshops
  • Most meals associated with the leadership workshops
  • $250 for STTI’s biennial convention one-day registration

Mentor’s SupportingA/O/I Financial Support

  • $2,500 stipend paid to the mentor’s employing school of nursing:
    • $500 for workshop attendance expenses
    • $1,000 honorarium
    • $1,000 for STTI’s biennial convention travel and accommodation

 

The following are the responsibility of the scholar and/or mentor:

  • Scholar and Mentor travel expensesto the leadership workshops
  • Additional activities associated with the scholar’s individualized leadership plan and project

Recommended sources for financial assistance include: employers, civic organizations, hospital auxiliaries, government agencies, community and professional foundations, professional organizations and STTI chapters.

Both the Scholar and Mentor are strongly encouraged to seek a shared financial commitment from theirA/O/I as part of their participation in NFLA.

If I participate in and complete NFLA program, will I earn continuing education?
Yes, scholars and mentors will earn continuing nursing education credits upon completion of the 20-month program.

To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, Scholars will:

  1. Complete pre-assignments prior to workshops
  2. Attend two workshops
  3. Participate in monthly online discussions
  4. Design and implement education leadershipproject
  5. Arrange and facilitate two virtual site visits
  6. Submit site visit reports in a timely manner
  7. Submit abstract for presentation at STTI’s biennial convention
  8. Present at STTI’s biennial convention
  9. Submitall reports/evaluations, as requested

 

To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, Mentors will:
  1. Complete pre-assignments prior to workshops
  2. Attend two workshops
  3. Participate in online discussions as assigned
  4. Assist scholar with design and implementation of education leadership project
  5. Assist with planning and participate in two virtual site visits
  6. Assist with submission of site visit reports in a timely manner
  7. Assist with submission of abstract for presentation at STTI’s biennial convention
  8. Attend STTI’s biennial convention
  9. Submit all reports/evaluations, as requested

 

STTI is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

What are the essential components of the Education Leadership Project?

The NFLA Education 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.

The project plan should include enough detail so that the review panel can evaluate the potential of the project to both advance the Scholar’s leadership journey and have a positive impact on student learning at the Scholar’s institution. We recognize that the Scholar’s project may evolve over time as the Scholar works with the Mentor. A leadership education project should:

  • Utilize leadership principles
  • Be highly individualized and designed to strengthen and expand the Scholar’s current skill set
  • Focus on one or more innovative ideas resulting in improved student learning at the Scholar’s institution
  • Include plans for sustainability and demonstrated support of the Scholar’s institution
  • Involve an interdisciplinary team
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Applications for the
2012-2013 cohort
are closed.

 


Questions?

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