By 2030, one of every five Americans will be age 65 or older. That’s an estimated 70 million people, according to a recent study by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
The Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a premier leadership development opportunity to prepare nurses to care for this growing population. To date, this program has changed the lives of fellows, their mentors and the 20,000 patients they care for across 20 states.
The newest GNLA cohort is accepting applications through 2 April 2012.
The 18-month GNLA is a mentored leadership experience. Each fellow will select a mentor who will participate in GNLA workshops and help guide the fellow through his or her personalized leadership development journey. GNLA faculty members, all national experts in leadership and/or geriatric nursing, offer a blended curriculum that provides a multitude of methodologies for developing leadership knowledge and competence. The curriculum focuses on:
- Individual leadership development
- Advancement of nursing practice through leadership of an interprofessional team
- Organizational scope of influence and impact
The GNLA is possible with a grant from The Retirement Research Foundation and additional support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, Hill-Rom and STTI.
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