NEW YORK NURSE: October 2012
At the September 12, 2012 NYSNA Board of Directors meeting, thirteen NYSNA members were appointed to the 2012-2013 Leadership Academy Program.
The eight members appointed to the Tier 2 Fellows Program are:
The five members appointed to the Tier 3 Graduate Program are:
For more than a decade, the Leadership Academy Fellows Program has prepared NYSNA members to assume positions of influence within their professional association. Viewed as the “passageway into distinction of nursing leadership,” many graduates of the program have served on the NYSNA Board of Directors, the ANA House of Delegates, executive committees of local bargaining units, the Delegate Assembly, council offices, and district nurses associations’ boards and committees.
Leadership Academy consists of three distinct tiers of participation, carefully designed to assist members in their personal and professional growth and cultivate the leadership qualities necessary to assuming positions of influence within their association.
Tier 1 consists of five modules that all members are encouraged to access on the NSYNA website. These modules provide a mini-study and overview of NYSNA, and can help orient new association members, or encourage those members who may be considering leadership roles, but are not yet ready to commit to applying to Leadership Academy.
After completing Tier 1, participants may apply for Tier 2, the Fellows Program, which is a year-long learning experience involving on-site lectures, webinars and independent study. Fellows have the opportunity to attend Lobby Day, Convention, and other meetings and workshops that will enhance their leadership skills and give them in-depth knowledge about their nurses association. Fellows receive one-on-one guidance from assigned mentors and are expected to complete a project during the course of the year.
After successful completion of Tiers 1 and 2, Graduate Fellows may apply for Tier 3, the “Graduate Program” which also includes attendance at workshops in advanced leadership topics and events that further enhance and develop leadership skills.
A key factor in the success of the Leadership Academy program is its mentoring component. Leadership Tier 2 Fellows are assigned a mentor throughout their studies to guide them as they assume a leadership role. “The Leadership Academy is an excellent opportunity to increase and enhance the leadership skills already ingrained in the professional nurse,” said Renée Gecsedi, Coordinator of Nursing Education and ANCC accreditation at NYSNA. “Today’s members are tomorrow’s leaders of NYSNA,” she said, “and this program helps prepare nurses to assume those leadership roles.”
If you would like more information about the Leadership Academy please contact Betsy Herlihy or Lynn McNall at 518-782-9400 ext 282.