In 2008, The Elsevier Foundation teamed with the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) to develop the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA), a rigorous leadership development curriculum designed to provide greater opportunities for nurses to acquire leadership skills and put them into practice. An assembled group of expert nurse faculty advisers agreed that the profession needs specific opportunities for junior faculty members to intentionally develop leadership skills within the context of nursing education.
The NFLA pairs a new nurse faculty member (scholar) with an experienced faculty member (mentor) from another school to undertake a 22-month leadership development journey. A seasoned faculty adviser further supports this mentoring triad which involves frequent face to face and electronic meetings, providing the foundation for the scholars’ successful progression through the academy’s program.
The International Summit on Nurse Faculty Migration
In 2010, a Nursing Faculty grant for $100,000 was awarded to the International Council on Nurses (ICN) and the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) to hold “The International Summit on Nurse Faculty Migration,” a three day June 2010 policy summit on the economic and health ramifications nurse faculty migration has had on both developing and developed countries. The summit hosted thirty internationally recognized global nurse leaders who are committed to using the outcomes from the summit to advance the issue at the global level, consult with local organizations on implementation, and coordinate and disseminate the results of local initiatives.
Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership Development Program
Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing received a $200,000 grant from The Elsevier Foundation in 2009 to support a new Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership Development (NFMLD) pilot focused on retaining and building the next generation of nurse faculty. The pilot is being administered by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) International Leadership Institute and aims to alleviate the nurse faculty crisis by providing knowledge, skill development opportunities and support to retain new nurse educators who have transitioned into the role. Early career nurse educators with an advanced degree will be professionally mentored for 18 months by established nurse faculty leaders. Read More