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Grant from Galen College of Nursing Boosts NLN Leadership Institute, Under Banner of NLN Center for Transformational Leadership

Washington, DC, January 24, 2014 — Galen College of Nursing, a multi-campus and online educational institution based in Louisville, KY, has made a generous grant to the National League for Nursing Center for Transformational Leadership to enhance programming in the NLN Leadership Institute, as the NLN announced the selection of the institute’s 2014 participants.

Said Mark A. Vogt, president of Galen College of Nursing, “We are passionate about the profession and committed to helping nurse educators evolve as leaders. Galen’s support of the NLN Center for Transformational Leadership is an essential investment in the development of leadership resources that will help transform nurse educators and have far reaching and long lasting effects. Galen values the opportunity to contribute to this important endeavor.”

The grant will support the development of case studies in leadership, individual executive coaching, webinars, and group coaching sessions for the 41 nurse educators chosen through competitive application to participate in one of the institute’s three programs: LEAD; Leadership Development for Simulation Educators; and the Senior Deans and Directors Leadership Program. Nurse educators apply to a specific program, based on their professional experience and goals. The 2014 cohort is the fourth since the launch of the institute in 2011, with funding from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future.

The Johnson & Johnson campaign, which has partnered with the NLN to support leadership development programming since 2007, expanded its funding of the Leadership Institute in 2012. The additional grant made it possible for more nurse educators to participate in LEADand Leadership Development for Simulation Educators; and facilitated the creation of the Senior Deans and Directors Leadership Program. Each of the institute’s programs shares a dedication to cultivating excellence in nursing education at the highest level, engaging participants in intensive executive coaching sessions and personalized career counseling. Exposure to world-class faculty and dynamic curricula are achieved through conferences, webinars, and immersion experiences designed to bring about lasting transformation in individual professional development and sustainable institutional change.

“Galen has already demonstrated a significant commitment to the programmatic development of leaders within its organization. The college’s mission to prepare diverse learners to become competent and caring nurses to meet the health care needs of the communities they serve dovetails with the NLN’s mission to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing work to advance the nation’s health,” noted NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Observed NLN president Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, professor and senior associate dean of academic programs at the University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing: “We are indebted to both Galen College and Johnson & Johnson for their commitment to partner with us to nurture leadership in nursing education. Admission to the Leadership Institute is selective because, at the NLN, we believe strongly that when the right people are given the best tools to succeed in positions of leadership, they can have a profound effect on the quality of nursing education across the board. This ultimately translates into excellence in patient care delivered by nursing school graduates.”

2014 elite cadre includes: 15 faculty fast-tracked to leadership roles at their academic institutions who will join LEAD, under the direction of NLN chief program officer Dr. Janice Brewington; 20 simulation educators chosen for Leadership Development for Simulation Educators, led by Drs. Mary Anne Rizzolo and Pamela Jeffries; and six senior deans and directors of nursing schools seeking to re-focus their vision on strategic innovation, to be guided by Dr. Brewington in the Senior Deans and Directors Leadership Program. From January through December of 2014, Leadership Institute participants will learn about what makes an effective leader and how they can re-tool their own skills and experiences to achieve their professional leadership goals.

Moreover, to promote diversity among leaders in nursing education nationally, at least 25 percent of program participants have been selected from under-represented minorities. In addition, two key outcomes identified for the 2013 Leadership Institute are expected to apply to the 2014 cohort as well: first, that 90 percent of program participants commit to remaining in academic leadership positions following completion of the program, and second, that 80 percent pledge to expand the capacity of their schools’ nursing program, either by increasing enrollment of qualified applicants or improving retention of matriculated students.

A list of those selected for the 2014 LEAD; Leadership Development for Simulation Educators; and Senior Deans and Directors Leadership Program is appended, below.

Detailed information about the Leadership Institute may be found at or email

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 professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 39,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, and health care organizations and agencies.

2014 LEAD Cohort

Veronica Amos, PhD, CRNA, PHCNS-BC, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Colleen Andreoni, DNP, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CEN, Assistant Professor, Department Chair: Health Management & Risk Reduction, Loyola University, Chicago, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Kristen Barbee, PhD, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor, Wingate University

Beverly Hindenlang, DNP, RN, CNE, Dean of Nursing, Program Director of Health Services Administration Program, Nursing Faculty, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

Brenda Hosley, PhD, RN, Clinical Associate Professor, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Linda Koharchik, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, BC-NE, Director of Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Affairs, Duquesne University School of Nursing

Suzanne Lehman, MA, RN, CNE, Nursing Instructor and Baccalaureate Day Section Coordinator, St. Catherine University

Victoria Morrison, PhD, RN, CIC, CNE, Interim Associate Dean, Salem State University

Shawna Mudd, DNP, CPNP-AC, PNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Sue Pilker, MSN RN, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Nursing, Bryan College of Health Sciences

Lorie Sigmon, DNP, RN, FNP, Clinical Assistant Professor, East Carolina University

Kim Smith, MS, RN, CNE, Interim Associate Dean for Nursing, Assistant Professor, Morrisville State College

Jodi Stauss-Stassen, MS, RN, PHN, Dean of Allied Health & Nursing, Northland Community and Technical College

Connie Webster, PhD, RN, CNE, Professor of Nursing (Lecturer and Clinical Instructor), University of the District of Columbia

Michael Williams, PhD RN, CCRN, CNE, Director (Interim) and Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University School of Nursing

2014 Leadership Development for Simulation Educators Cohort

Kimberly Curry-Lourenco, PhD, MSN, RN, Coordinator of Instruction and Technology, Tidewater Community College Beazley School of Nursing

Jessie Daniels, MA, RN, Skill Lab Coordinator/Faculty, National American University

Cynthia Foronda, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University

Vivian Gamblian, MSN, RN, Simulation Coordinator, Senior Lecturer, Baylor University, Louise Herrington School of Nursing

Molly Kellgren, RN, MSN, Assistant Professor, Director of the Nursing Applied Learning Lab, St. Catherine University

Mary J. Lamb, DNP, RN, Co-Dean of Nursing, Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences – International Program Cooperation program with Bob Jones University of Greenville SC

Brent MacWilliams, PhD, ANP, Assistant Professor, ACCEL Leadership: Research and Evaluation, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, College of Nursing

Sara J. Manning, MS, RN, CHSE, Coordinator of Clinical Simulation Education, Assistant Professor of Nursing, and President of the Simulation Educators of Western New York Collaborative, Roberts Wesleyan College

Kate J. Morse, PhD, CRNP-BC CNE, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Graduate Simulation, Drexel University

Virginia C. Muckler, DNP, CRNA, Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordinator, Duke University School of Nursing

Holly L. Pugh, MSHA, BSN, RN-BC, CIN, Director, Clinical Simulation Center, Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Nancy E. Rogers, MA, BSN, RN, Professor, Simulation Specialist, Carroll Community College

Deborah Rojas, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor; Simulation Coordinator, University of Northern Colorado

Andrea Parsons Schram, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Lisa Davis Sievers, MSN, RN, CNS, Nursing Faculty and Simulation Lab Manager, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing (UTHSCSA)

Christine M. Thomas, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, West Chester University

Kim Tinsley, MSN, RN, CNE, RN, Director/Faculty, North Arkansas College

Karen M. Van Beek, MS, RN, CCNS, Faculty / Health Sciences Resource Center Coordinator, Bellin College

Heather Walsh, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC CPN, Simulation Outreach Coordinator, Children’s National Medical Center

Penny J. Weiermann, MSN, RN, CAPA, Nursing Simulation Specialist, Simulation Lab Manager, Faculty in Nursing and Allied Health, Northland Pioneer College Show Low Campus

2014 Senior Deans and Directors Leadership Program Cohort

Karen Clark, EdD, RN, Dean of Nursing, Interim Director Center for Health Promotion, Associate Professor, Indiana University East School of Nursing

Joan Frey, EdD, RN, NEA-BC,Dean of Nursing, Galen College of Nursing

Ngozi Nkongho, PhD, RN, Director of School of Nursing, Hackensack UMC Mountainside

Linda Rider, EdD, RN, Chairperson and Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Central Oklahoma

Dianne Tapp, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, University of Calgary

Nancy Vrabec, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Nursing, Milwaukee Area Technical College

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