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Rachael McLaughlin
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy seeks applicants
18-month program pairs nurses with expert mentors

INDIANAPOLIS – By 2030, one of every five Americans will be age 65 or older. That’s an estimated 70 million people, according to a recent study by the U.S. Administration on Aging. 

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) has become a premier leadership development opportunity to prepare nurses to care for this growing population. To date, this program has changed the lives of Fellows, their Mentors and the 20,000 patients they care for across 20 states.

The newest GNLA cohort is accepting applications from 15 February – 9 April 2012.

The 18-month GNLA is a mentored leadership experience. Each Fellow will select a Mentor who will participate in the GNLA workshops and help guide them through their personalized leadership development journey. GNLA Faculty, all national experts in leadership and/or geriatric nursing, offer a  blended curriculum that provides a multitude of methodologies for developing leadership knowledge and competence with a focus on:

• Individual leadership development
• Advancing nursing practice through leadership of an interprofessional team
• Organizational scope of influence and impact

The GNLA is possible with a grant from The Retirement Research Foundation and additional support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, Hill-Rom and STTI.
For more information and to apply, visit

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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at
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