The American Academy of Nursing announced the launch of the Institute for Nursing Leadership. The institute houses the academy’s work to place more nurses on governing boards, commissions and task forces with an emphasis on federal and gubernatorial appointments and governing boards of national organizations, according to a news release.
“The Institute for Nursing Leadership will serve as a springboard for nurses to drive positive change in healthcare and health policy,” academy President Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, said in the release. “In addition to increasing nursing appointments, the institute will also seek to fill the gaps in development by connecting qualified nurses with opportunities to prepare them for leadership.”
The institute will increase nurse appointments to national and select state governing boards of health-related entities, councils, commissions and task forces; prepare academy fellows and emerging nurse leaders for such appointments; and evaluate the impact and value of nurse appointments on the work of the decision-making bodies on which they serve.
The creation of the Institute for Nursing Leadership was made possible in part by Pfizer Inc.’s $50,000 contribution that was matched by the academy fellows.