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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 Announces the 2014-2015
Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy
Premier nurse mentoring program is funded by The Elsevier Foundation
INDIANAPOLIS—The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) announced today that it will begin taking applications 26 August for its Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy. STTI’s International Leadership Institute administers the academy mentoring program thanks to a generous grant from The Elsevier Foundation.
The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy is a prestigious, highly selective 18-month program that pairs high-potential nurses in faculty roles at colleges and universities with experienced mentors who have demonstrated success as faculty leaders. Since 2009, the academy has paired more than 30 mentors and mentees (referred to as scholars) from nearly 30 universities, 15 states and provinces, and several countries. Based on curriculum developed by leadership experts, the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy:
• Fosters success early in a nurse’s academic career,
• Promotes nurse faculty retention and satisfaction,
• Develops personal leadership skills, and
• Cultivates high-performing, supportive work environments in academic institutions.
“The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy is a gratifying partnership,” said Elsevier Foundation Executive Director David Ruth. “We are proud that this program continues to be so successful and look forward to helping educate and position tomorrow’s health care professionals for success throughout their careers. Through Sigma Theta Tau International and the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy we are confident that we can help current nurse leaders become outstanding educators for the next generation of nurse professionals.”
“As a global organization that brings together top-performing nurses in all disciplines of the profession, STTI has a vested interest in developing nurses as collegiate faculty leaders and future deans,” said STTI President Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN, COI. “Scholars and mentees in the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy grow and change in powerful ways in a short period of time. It is rewarding to consider the meaningful ways they impact their own careers and those of their students.”
For 90 years, STTI has honored the best and brightest women and men in nursing. The society provides its members with exclusive programs, resources, and opportunities such as those offered through the International Leadership Institute, including the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.
Prospective mentor/mentee (scholar) pairs may submit applications for the new Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy cohort from 26 August 2013 through 31 December 2013. The 2014-2015 cohort will begin in early 2014. Program details, including information about identifying a potential mentor or mentee, are available at

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 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
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.
About Elsevier
Elsevier (, headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information, products, and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier publishes more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (, MD Consult (, Scopus (, bibliographic databases, and online reference works. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Reed Elsevier’s ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK, and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
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