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Julie J. Adams
The Honor Society of Nursing,
Sigma Theta Tau International
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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy
Deadline Extended 

Premier nurse leadership academy is a long-standing partnership
with Johnson & Johnson

INDIANAPOLIS — The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) has extended the deadline for applications to its Maternal-Child Health (MCH) Nurse Leadership Academy. STTI, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson , is accepting applications for its 2014-2015 MCH cohort through 3 February 2014.
Prospective mentor/mentee (Fellow) pairs may submit applications for the 2014-2015 cohort, which will consist of 24 pairs.  Program details, including information about applying for the program are available at
About the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy

Since its inception in 2004, STTI’s Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson has prepared more than 200 nurses and midwives who lead health care teams toward improving maternal-child health in communities across Canada, Europe, the United States, and now Africa. Through leadership lessons, self-assessment, interdisciplinary team development, and project management, the 18-month mentored leadership development program challenges nurses to implement change within their organizations.  

Partnered with a nurse mentor, mentees (called “Fellows”) are led through a curriculum designed to develop leadership in action through projects that improve the overall health of mothers, babies, and children. Goals include:

  • Improve maternal-child health outcomes through leadership skills and evidence-based practice.

  • Introduce improvements in health systems or models of care.

  • Create and effectively lead an interdisciplinary team to improve maternal-child health practice outcomes.

  • Contribute to the field through project evaluation, communication and dissemination of results.

For 90 years, STTI has honored the best and brightest women and men in nursing. The honor society provides its members with exclusive programs, resources, and opportunities, including leadership academies such as the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy.
About the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

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 members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, educators, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s 492 chapters are located at 672 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at
STTI’s International Leadership Institute offers leadership programs, mentoring opportunities, and career development resources designed to enhance STTI members’ leadership skills, individual abilities, and talents. The STTI International Leadership Institute administers academies and mentoring programs in maternal-child health, board leadership, geriatric nursing leadership, leadership development, and nurse faculty leadership.
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