STTI Announces Call for Applications for Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy




Julie J. Adams

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Sigma Theta Tau International     
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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Announces Call for Applications for

Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy


INDIANAPOLIS — The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is accepting applications through 3 January 2016 for its Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (MCHNLA). STTI’s International Leadership Institute administers the academy mentoring program in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Corporate Contributions.

 The MCHNLA is an outcomes-focused, highly selective 18-month leadership development experience that pairs maternal-child health nurses and nurse midwives with experienced Leadership Mentors. The academy prepares these nurses for effective interprofessional team leadership as they strive to improve the quality of healthcare for underserved childbearing women and children up to 5 years old. Since 2004, more than 90 mentor/mentee pairs from over 35 states and two provinces in North America have participated in the academy.


“We are proud to partner with STTI on this premier leadership development initiative,” says Yezenia Ramos, Manager, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson. “We look forward to working together to build and expand nurse leadership and management programs that will make a broader impact in healthcare delivery and improve health outcomes for more patients.”


“As a global organization that brings together top-performing nurses in all disciplines of the profession, STTI is dedicated to providing care to vulnerable populations,” said STTI President Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA, FAAN. “Fellows of the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy achieve significant professional growth during their academy participation. The impact that their work has on this population is outstanding.”


For more than 90 years, STTI has honored the best and brightest women and men in nursing. The honor society provides its members with exclusive programs, resources, and opportunities such as those offered through the International Leadership Institute, including the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy.


Prospective mentor/mentee pairs may submit applications for the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy cohort through 3 January 2016. The 2016-2017 cohort will begin in April 2016. Program details, including information about identifying a potential mentor or mentee, are available at




About STTI

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at


STTI’s International Leadership Institute offers leadership programs, mentoring opportunities, and career development resources designed to enhance leadership skills, individual abilities, and talents. The STTI International Leadership Institute administers academies and mentoring programs in maternal-child health, board leadership, gerontologic nursing leadership, leadership development, and nurse faculty leadership.


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