Inaugural Nursing Administrative Leadership Academy Begins Today

Posted: June 10, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Marjorie Musick

The College of Health and Human Services’ first Nursing Administrative Leadership Academy begins today on the Fairfax Campus.

The three-day event being held in the Research I building is cosponsored by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). More than 45 people from as far away as Hawaii and Vermont are enrolled.

The academy will use a nurse executive competency framework to integrate knowledge, skills, values and best practices of innovative nursing management. Through lectures, interactive discussion, written projects and self-assessment, participants will learn to identify and practice proficiencies specific to the nursing administrative executive role.

“Health care is a dynamic and rapidly changing environment,” says Joyce Hahn, coordinator of the master’s-level nursing administration concentration in the School of Nursing.

“This opportunity to present a nursing leadership program for graduate college credits or contact hours brings together mid- and upper-level nursing administrators in an academy format to share knowledge, network and collaborate.”

During sessions presented by national nursing leaders from AONE, regional innovative nursing administrators and School of Nursing faculty, participants will learn to articulate the impact of state and federal health care legislation, demonstrate reflective leadership and visionary thinking, and analyze the fundamental concepts and skills necessary for cost-effective operation management.

On Wednesday, June 11, a distinguished group of panelists will discuss strategies for grassroots advocacy.

The panelists are Deborah Trautman, Robert Wood Johnson health policy fellow in the Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Susan Hinck, Robert Wood Johnson health policy fellow for the Senate Committee on Finance; and Jo Ann Webb, director of federal relations and policy for AONE.

“We are very pleased with the interest that this program has generated and look forward to growing it even further next year,” says Hahn.

Additional information concerning the Nursing Administrative Leadership Academy is available online. Questions should be directed to Hahn at 703-993-2335 or

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