Larry Z. Slater, PhD, RN-BC, CCRN, clinical assistant professor at New York University College of Nursing, has been selected to take part in the 2014-2015 Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.
The program is offered by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Slater was chosen to join a group of 13 other junior nurse educators who applied to be a part of an 18-month program designed to help groom nurse educators into leaders.
Scholars work with a leadership mentor and faculty adviser to develop individual leadership; advance nursing education through leadership in team projects; and expand the scope of influence within the academic institution, community and the profession, according to a news release. Slaters leadership mentor is University of South Alabama College of Nursing Professor Ellen B. Buckner, PhD, RN, CNE, and his faculty adviser is D. Tony Forrester, PhD, RN, ANEF, professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs and administration at Rutgers University School of Nursing.
For his team project, I have chosen an outstanding team of four junior-level faculty to develop a four-year honors program for traditional nursing students at NYUCN, Slater said in the release. The team is currently in the process of completing a comprehensive literature review on honors programs in nursing, developing a student and faculty survey to inform the development of the honors program, and preparing a detailed organizational history of honors programs both at NYUCN and NYU as a whole.
The NFLA has been developed by STTI in partnership with the Elsevier Foundation to enhance the personal leadership development of new nurse faculty and to promote faculty retention and cultivate high-performing, supportive work environments in academe, according to the release.
Nursing needs leaders who are passionate but also committed to the work of transforming the profession, Buckner said in the release. Dr. Slater demonstrates both traits and inspires the vision in others.
Slaters participation in the NFLA will continue until the next STTI Biennial Convention in November 2015.