Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy Participants Seek to Improve the Quality of Care for Older Adults
The United States Census Bureau predicts that by 2030 more than 92 million people will be over the age of 60. This ageing of the population creates unprecedented demands for health care providers — especially nurses. The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), recognizes the ability of nurses to influence practice and patient outcomes in geriatric health care and has developed the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA).
The program, which begins its second cohort this month, is funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation and is developed in partnership with the Hartford Foundation’s Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence. This leadership development program has become a premier opportunity for nurses dedicated to influencing policy and geriatric health outcomes. Fellows of the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy become active participants in the national network of geriatric nursing leaders. The 2010-11 program has received additional support from Hill-Rom Inc. and Northwest Health Foundation.
“The Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy is building geriatric nurse leadership capacity in health care settings serving older adults across the United States,” says STTI President Karen H. Morin, RN, DSN, ANEF. “Nurses participating in the program will gain valuable leadership skills that will positively influence geriatric health outcomes.”
2010-11 Program Participants
Participants in the GNLA program represent 12 states and will work for the next 18 months through this intense and comprehensive leadership curriculum. Activities include face-to-face meetings; online discussion forums; and regular, structured communication between and among fellows, mentors and expert faculty leaders.
Stephanie G. Martin, BSN, MA Michael Carter, DNSc, DNP, FAAN
Chenal Heights Nursing and Rehab The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Karen A. Smith, MSN, CRRN Kimberly Shea, RN, PhD
Scottsdale Healthcare Arizona State University
Jean A. Benzel-Lindley, PhD, RN Nelma Shearer, RN, PhD
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Arizona State University
Matthew Clerc, RN, MSN Patricia Greene, RN, BSN, MSN
Banner Boswell Medical Center Banner Boswell Medical Center
Gina M. Connolly, RN Kathy Frank, RN, DNS
Wishard Hospital Indiana University School of Medicine
Tamara L. Burket, MS, ACNS-BC, GCNS-BC, CCRN Barbara M. Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center University of Maryland School of Nursing
Amy M. LeClair, RN, BSN Amy E. Cotton, MSN, APRN-BC, FNGNA
Kindred Healthcare-Village Crossings at Cape Elizabeth Rosscare
Ginger Rogers, ARNP, DNP, GNP-BC Pat Kappas Larson, MPH, APN-C, FAAN
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Transformative Solutions
Shirley M. Tuller, MSN, APRN-BC Heather K. Altman, MPH
Carol Woods Retirement Community Carol Woods Retirement Community
Catherine Roscoe-Herbert, RN, DNP, GNP-BC, CNS Peter A. DeGolia, MD, CMD, ABFM
University Hospitals Case Medical Center University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Pauline M. Youngren, RN, MN Joanne Rader, RN, MN
Providence Benedictine Nursing Center Rader Consulting
Karen A. Madden, RN, BSN, MPH Deborah Messecar, RN, PhD, MPH, CNS
Providence Health & Services Oregon Health & Science University
Jennifer L. Bright, RN, BSN Shawna Grossman Kates, MSW, LSW, MBA, CMAC
Main Line Health/Riddle Hospital Main Line Health/Riddle Hospital
Julie Britton, RN-BC, MSN, GCNS Irene Fleshner RN, MHSA, FACHE
Genesis HealthCare Genesis HealthCare
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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has inducted more than 400,000 members in 86 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s 469 chapters are located at 586 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.
Founded in 1929, the John A. Hartford Foundation is a committed champion of training, research and service system innovations that promote the health and independence of America’s older adults. Through its grantmaking, the Foundation seeks to strengthen the nation’s capacity to provide effective, affordable care to this rapidly increasing older population by educating “aging-prepared” health professionals (physicians, nurses, social workers), and developing innovations that improve and better integrate health and supportive services. The Foundation was established by John A. Hartford. Mr. Hartford and his brother, George L. Hartford, both former chief executives of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, left the bulk of their estates to the Foundation upon their deaths in the 1950s. Additional information about the Foundation and it programs is available at www.jhartfound.org.