Five faculty members from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore have been selected to participate in the National League for Nursings 2015 LEAD program, according to a news release. Chosen for the program were Amy Daniels, BSN, MS, RN, CHSE, clinical instructor; Lori Edwards, BSN, DrPH, RN, PHCNS-BC, assistant professor; Vanessa Fahie, PhD, BS, RN, assistant professor; Margaret Hammersla, BSN, MS, RN, CRNP, assistant professor; and Michelle Moulton, MS, RN, PCCN, CHSE, clinical instructor, according to the release.
LEAD, part of the NLN Leadership Institute, focuses on leadership development for nurse educators who are emerging into administrative leadership roles or for the Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators. The yearlong LEAD program teams participants with peers and experts to examine issues related to leadership concepts and organizational systems, and guides participants in developing strong management and leadership skills, the art of negotiation and communication within groups, and creating teams that perform at a high level. The program also helps members create a three-year career plan; examine key issues in organizational dynamics; and implement an individual plan for leadership development.
The LEAD program is a great opportunity for members of our faculty to be exposed to world-class nursing professionals, UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, said in the release. It is through these types of interactions that leadership skills are nurtured and developed, which leads to lasting transformation in professional growth and maintainable institutional change.