Sigma Theta Tau International announced its class of nine Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy participants from around the country on Dec. 22, along with mentors and faculty members.
Donna M. Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FNAP, FAAN, professor at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Manhattan, will serve as ENFLA faculty, according to a news release. Nickitas also serves as executive officer of the PhD program at New Yorks CUNY Graduate Center.
The inaugural ENFLA cohort was chosen for a highly selective 12-month leadership academy designed to further academic career development and success; promote personal and professional leadership development; develop and implement a personal leadership progression plan; expand the influence of leadership scholars within their sponsoring academic institutions, the community, and the profession in the context of teaching, scholarship, or service; advance nursing education through leadership development projects implemented by leadership scholars during the program; and promote experienced nurse faculty retention in academe.
The ENFLA pairs experienced full-time faculty leaders, called scholars, with mentors, who are then supported by ENFLA faculty members such as Nickitas. The academy curriculum includes a variety of educational strategies for developing leadership knowledge, competence and outcomes.
The STTI/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education administers the academy mentoring program thanks to a grant from Chamberlain.
For information about the ENFLA, visit www.NursingSociety.org/Education/ENFLA/Pages/default.aspx.