The Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma) Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA), presented in partnership with The Elsevier Foundation, is an intense international leadership development experience designed to:

-Facilitate personal leadership development

-Foster academic career success

-Promote nurse faculty retention and satisfaction

Cultivate high performing, supportive work environments in academe

For more information, see: Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

This collection holds the posters of academy participants as presented at Sigma Biennial Conventions.

Recent Submissions

  • Building a Leadership Backbone: A Scholar's Nurse Faculty Leadership Journey 

    Whitlow, Malinda Lee; Patterson, Barbara J.; Billings, Diane McGovern (2017-10-17)
    The learner will be able to discuss the toolbox needed to strengthen a Novice Nurse Faculty Leader's backbone that includes: individual leadership development plan, implementation of an interprofessional leadership project ...
  • Challenging the Process by Enabling Others to Act 

    Swint, Charlotte E.; Winters, Carol E.; Buchholz, Susan (2017-10-17)
    I will increase my awareness of how my actions and behavior impacts others. I will lead teams towards effective and successful achievement of a common purpose by providing the necessary support. I will openly share my ...
  • It Takes a Village…One Leader's Journey of Developing Confidence Through Enhanced Team Building 

    Pyatt, Amber J.; Dzurec, Laura Cox; Gormley, Denise K. (2017-10-17)
    The growth of personal confidence can be difficult for novice faculty as they transition into leadership roles. The 20-month journey through Sigma Theta Tau's Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy provided opportunities for the ...
  • Leading in Academia and Practice: Modeling the Way 

    Ponder, Judy L.; Scheckel, Martha M.; Patterson, Barbara J. (2017-10-17)
    Taking ownership and responsibility for personal leadership development in a nurse faculty role is essential for success in an academic environment. Faculty members are presented with numerous academic leadership development ...
  • Nursing Program Dashboard as Strategic Planning Tool to Communicate Outcomes: An NFLA Experience 

    Opsahl, Angela; Horton-Deutsch, Sara; Friesth, Barbara Manz (2017-10-17)
    Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) is a twenty-month program created by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and funded by Elsevier. The NFLA approach allows junior faculty a valuable mentored experience from nursing ...
  • The NFLA Leadership Journey: Transforming Self in Order to Guide Transformation in Others 

    O'Brien, Sandra; Peter, Elizabeth; Penprase, Barbara (2017-10-17)
    The poster presents one NFLA Scholar's transformational journey during the 22-month academy. The Scholar developed in leadership especially through intentional reflective while carrying out a team project regarding the One ...
  • Developing Future Leaders: Promoting Alumni Engagement to Connect the Past, Present, and Future 

    Kidder, Monica M.; Harrison, LaNell; Sportsman, Susan (2017-10-17)
    The authors examined factors associated with membership and engagement in an alumni association. The pilot study aimed to increase program loyalty and develop future leaders by engaging students in alumni activities 6-12 ...
  • Promoting Health and Wellness in Nursing Education: A Leadership Journey 

    Kaylor, Sara K.; Forrester, David Anthony (Tony); Glasgow, Mary Ellen (2017-10-17)
    This presentation highlights the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) through one Scholar's experience with individual leadership development, team leadership project, and expansion of scope of influence. As a leadership ...
  • Hospice Clinical Experience in an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum 

    Jeffers, Stephanie M.; Shellenbarger, Teresa; Forrester, David Anthony (Tony) (2017-10-17)
    The NFLA scholars each develop and implement a team project, to expand their leadership skills, with assistance from a faculty mentor and advisor. The team project, initiated by this scholar, was an integration of a hospice ...
  • Transforming: The Leader in Me 

    Gray, Temeaka A.; Didion, Judy A.; Dzurec, Laura Cox (2017-10-17)
    The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the impact of the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) on transforming my leadership from entry level to a recognized nurse faculty leader within my organization and the ...
  • My Journey in the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) 

    Bemis, Cynthia M.; Konradi, Donna B.; Sherwood, Gwen D. (2017-10-17)
    Fostering growth in areas of academic leadership by the use of Kouzes' and Posner's leadership model of Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership through the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.
  • Leading the Profession: The Centrality of Scholarship and Community Within Academe 

    Bellury, Lanell M.; Winters, Carol E.; Dorcy, Kathleen K. Shannon (2017-10-17)
    Nursing academe, facing both a faculty shortage and unprecedented changes within healthcare, requires innovative, capable leaders to propel our science and educational practice forward. Enacting leadership development ...
  • Developing Leadership Behaviors and Promoting Success Through Faculty Mentoring 

    Barnes, Lisa Mesmer; Mariani, Bette A.; Friesth, Barbara Manz (2017-10-17)
    A Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) scholar's journey of developing and utilizing leadership behaviors while leading a team project to promote faculty mentoring that resulted in ...
  • Developing a Mentoring Program for DNP-Prepared Nurse Faculty 

    Arms, Tamatha; Lavoie-Vaughan, Nanette; Sherwood, Gwen D. (2017-10-17)
    DNP nurse faculty on a tenure track have more challenges with scholarship than PhD prepared faculty due to educational preparation differences. However, both terminal degrees are needed in academia. A mentoring program for ...
  • Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy: Advancing the Future of Nursing Education 

    Bailey, Deborah F. Cleeter; Arms, Tamatha; Peter, Elizabeth; Bemis, Cynthia M.; Swint, Charlotte E. (2017-10-04)
    The NFLA is designed to promote individual leadership development, foster academic career success; promote nurse faculty retention and satisfaction; and cultivate high performing, supportive work environments in academe. ...
  • Transforming Nurse Leaders Through a Mentored Leadership Experience 

    Beranek, Karen M.; Clevenger, Kay; Embree, Jennifer L.; DeClercq, Jennifer L. (2016-09-26)
    Session presented on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The 2010 Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, calls for health organizations, including nursing organizations and ...
  • Nurse faculty leadership development: Prospects, progress, and perspectives 

    Lim, Fidelindo; Slater, Larry Z.; Rodriguez, Karla G. (2016-07-13)
    Session presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016: The confluence of the nursing faculty shortage, faculty retirement, changing nursing students' demographics, and the demand to make nurses full partners in health care delivery ...
  • Developing Nursing Education Leaders through Intentional Behavior Change and Expanded Scope of Influence 

    Bailey, Deborah F. Cleeter; Dzurec, Laura Cox; Horsley, Trisha Leann; Hardy, Elaine C.; Embree, Jennifer L. (2016-03-21)
    Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) is a 20-month personal leadership development experience that engages junior faculty and leaders of their home academic institutions. ...
  • Use of Standardized Patients to Enhance Health Assessment Skills of Undergraduate Nursing Students 

    Bryant, Kellie Dionne; Slater, Larry Z. (2016-03-21)
    Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: Using Standardized Patients to Enhance Health Assessment Competencies for Undergraduate Nursing. Students Background: Standardized Patients (SPs) have been used in medical ...
  • Development of Curriculum Assessment Template for Targeted Student Outcomes in a BSN Program 

    Killingsworth, Erin E.; Berry, Cynthia Gurdak; Coleman, Jennifer Jeames; Beers, Geri W.; Dick, Tracey; Rochester, Vicki W. (2016-03-21)
    Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: To be accredited, nursing education programs in the United States are required to be in compliance with designated accreditation standards including pertinent nursing standards ...

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