Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and The Elsevier Foundation Launch a New Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy
Indianapolis, 9 February 2011 – The Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing has received a US $300,000 grant from The Elsevier Foundation to fund the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA). This 18-month leadership program, a strategy to help alleviate the nursing faculty shortage, focuses on helping retain and transition new nurse educators to the faculty role.
The 2011-13 mentored leadership academy will build on the success of the current program, funded by The Elsevier Foundation, and will support recommendations contained in the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The IOM report specifically calls for “health organizations, including nursing organizations and nursing schools, to provide nurses greater opportunities to gain leadership skills and put them into practice.”