The Louisiana Action Coalition (LAC) held its third Nurse
Leader Institute (NLI) January 9-13, 2017, in Baton Rouge. A group of 21
registered nurses from across Louisiana attended the five-day intensive
leadership training led by a faculty of seasoned nurse leaders.
“We are proud to offer this leadership education to our
nursing community,” said Barbara Morvant, MN, RN, project director for the
Nurse Leader Institute and Louisiana Action Coalition Core Leadership Team
member. “Developing nurse leaders is a key goal for our organization, and the
Nurse Leader Institute aims to further that goal.”
The NLI was created by the LAC Core Leadership Team and
Leadership Steering Committee to provide nurse managers and emerging nurse
leaders with the tools they need to be successful. Based on priorities
identified in a nurse leadership needs assessment survey fielded in 2015 to all
RNs in Louisiana, LAC saw leadership training as a need and responded. The 33.2
CE curriculum includes segments on budgeting, communication, recruitment and
retention, staff performance, quality improvement and personal leadership
“Attending the Nurse Leader Institute was an exceptional career
experience for me,” said Neal Manuel, RN. “Being afforded the gift of great
insight from proven nurse leaders as well as the ability share and learn from
peers made the week an honor to attend. This training makes a nurse leader want
to excel and be the best that he or she can be!”
Nicholas Bryant, RN, said, ”This event was very informative and engaging.
The presenters are highly qualified and committed in the state’s quality
improvement. If you are a health care
leader in Louisiana, you simply cannot afford to miss this event.”
who complete LAC’s Nurse Leader Institute are eligible to participate in a
nine-month mentorship program during which each is be matched with an
experienced nurse leader in his or her area of practice/interest. Those nurse
leaders successfully completing both the Nurse Leader Institute and the
mentorship program will be recognized by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation, Inc.
as Nurse Leader Institute Fellows.
Going forward, LAC plans to offer the Nurse Leader Institute
once a year in January.
Development of the Nurse Leader Institute was funded by
donations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Louisiana, Gifted Healthcare LLC and the Great 100 Nurses Foundation.
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