National League for Nursing Awarded Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Grant to Advance Leadership in Nursing

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NLN to Showcase Betty Irene Moore Speaker Series: Lessons in Leadership

National League for Nursing

“The Nursing Initiative’s leadership strategy is congruent with the NLN’s strong commitment to leadership development.” NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone

Thanks to a generous grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the NLN will distribute the Moore Foundation’s Lessons in Leadership: The Betty Irene Moore Speaker Series, to a broad audience that includes participants in the NLN Leadership Institute and other NLN programs and conferences.

Lessons in Leadership is a program of the Moore Foundation’s Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative, launched in 2003. It features video presentations by a dozen nationally recognized leaders in nursing and health care. These dynamic individuals describe their vision of leadership: what makes an effective leader and what leadership qualities are most valuable for nurses to develop as they seek to deliver outstanding patient care in hospitals and other acute care settings. They also offer advice to RNs and other health care professionals, practical and conceptual, about how best to prepare to step into leadership roles.

“The Nursing Initiative’s leadership strategy is congruent with the NLN’s strong commitment to leadership development,” noted NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We will be strongly encouraging NLN members—more than 40,000 strong—who teach in or lead nursing education programs that span the spectrum of higher education to visit the Moore Foundation website to view Lessons in Leadership.”

At the League’s 2015 Education Summit in September in Las Vegas, nurse faculty, nursing students, deans and administrators of nursing programs, and executives in allied health care organization had the chance to learn about the series.

Other opportunities to raise awareness of Lessons in Leadership through NLN programming include the Leadership Institute, housed in the NLN Center for Transformational Leadership. The institute offers three year-long tracks in leadership development to a cohort selected each year through competitive application: LEAD, for faculty fast-tracked by their institutions for leadership positions; Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators; and Executive Leadership in Nursing Education and Practice, for deans, directors, and other senior administrators in health care and nursing education.

Remarked NLN president Anne Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, and dean of the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing: “We are excited to partner with the Moore Foundation’s Nursing Initiative to present this valuable and timely speaker series. It clearly aligns with the NLN strategic goals to strengthen the education and leadership skills of the nursing workforce.”

Said Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative program director Marybeth Sharpe, PhD, “We are delighted to work with the NLN. The League’s dedication to excellence in nursing education and its community of nursing faculty and leaders exemplify the very spirit of Lessons in Leadership—for nurses to serve as leaders within their teams, organizations and communities.”

Lessons in Leadership is posted online.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its more than 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the Bay Area. Visit http://www.moore.org or follow @MooreFound.

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