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An innovative five-part program to enhance and expand the development of senior nurse executive leaders has announced that it will be welcoming its first incoming class of nurse executives in August 2020. The program, titled the Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship Program, was developed by the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in partnership with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
The new program will empower nurse leaders to make healthcare more patient-centered, cost effective, accessible, and quality-driven. The curriculum will cover quality and safety competencies, care coordination, wellness, public communication, executive presence, financial acumen, and understanding and leading change.
ANA President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, tells globenewswire.com, “The American Nurses Association is proud to partner with the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy, AONL and HFMA on this important initiative. Nurse leaders are integral players in not only the delivery of quality patient care, but also operational excellence across diverse health care settings. The Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship Program is a testament to the power of nursing and nurses’ role as change agents in health care. ANA looks forward to welcoming the first incoming class of nurse executives.”
Applications for the fellowship program are available online for nurse executives with at least five years of experience at the most senior level in health services, public health, and community-based organizations or systems, as well as professional, governmental, and policy organizations. The inaugural session in Cleveland will be three days long, followed by sessions to be held in Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Cleveland over a 15-month period.
HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, stated in a press release: “We are pleased to partner with our nursing colleagues to leverage the strengths each organization brings to professional development. Interprofessional collaboration promotes better leadership, and better leadership is the key to delivering safe, effective high-quality care.”
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