FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1 July 2014
Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International firstname.lastname@example.org
Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Application Deadline Extended to 14 July
The first program of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education
INDIANAPOLIS — The STTI/Chamberlain Center for Excellence in Nursing Education has extended the application deadline for its Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (ENFLA) to 14 July 2014. This specialized program is designed for nurse educators worldwide with at least seven years of full-time employment in a faculty role.
During this 12-month mentored development experience, participants will create an individualized progression plan to increase leadership acumen and develop and refine the skill sets that are essential to success in a nursing faculty leadership role. Other goals of the program include:
• Building a foundation for academic career development and success.
• Strengthening personal leadership skills.
• Developing and refining the skills necessary for creating successful curriculum platforms.
• Expanding the participant’s influence within his/her academic institution, community, and profession.
“This academy is an excellent opportunity for experienced professionals in nursing faculty roles to refine their leadership skills and establish a professional roadmap for their future success,” said STTI President Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA. “I’m certain that the academy participants will positively impact nursing education by better preparing their students and guiding them as they shape the future of nursing.”
The ENFLA curriculum will include a variety of educational strategies for developing leadership knowledge, competence, and outcomes, including personal reflection, online learning activities, online discussion forums, and face-to-face workshops. In addition, participants, in conjunction with their chosen leadership mentors, will develop an individualized leadership progression plan and goals with guidance/approval from program faculty advisors. Participants will also collaborate on an educational project, and project results will be disseminated via articles and abstract postings in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
About the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education
The STTI/Chamberlain Center for Excellence in Nursing Education was established to advance global excellence in nursing education and prepare the highly skilled nurses of the future to elevate the level of patient care in an increasingly diversified population. The center provides career and leadership development for nurse educators, creates resources and events related to excellence in nursing education and develops programs to promote nursing education globally.
About the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
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 www.nursingsociety.org