STTI Announces Call for Applications for Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy


Julie J. Adams
The Honor Society of Nursing,
Sigma Theta Tau International
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(INDIANAPOLIS) The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is accepting applications through 3 January 2016 for its Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA). STTI’s International Leadership Institute administers the academy leadership development program thanks to a generous grant from The Elsevier Foundation.

The NFLA is a prestigious, highly selective 20-month leadership development experience that pairs high-potential nurses in faculty roles at colleges and universities with experienced nurse mentors who have demonstrated success as faculty leaders. Seventy-eight percent of scholars from the most recent cohort self-reported receiving a new position or promotion since enrolling in the NFLA, and the Leadership Practices Inventory for academy participants increased by 13 percent during the 20-month cohort.

NFLA is designed to:

  • Facilitate personal leadership development
  • Foster academic career success
  • Promote nurse faculty retention and satisfaction
  • Cultivate high performing, supportive work environments in academe

“We at the Elsevier Foundation are proud to have supported this program from its pilot cohort through this coming session in 2016-2017,” said Elsevier Foundation Executive Director David Ruth. “Along with the faculty advisors, mentors, and past scholars, we are also grateful that this partnership continues to be successful. The nursing profession will benefit from these scholars as they become nurse leaders and pass along their experiences from the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy to the next generation of nurse professionals.”

“As the global organization of choice for nurses, STTI is deeply committed to developing nurses as faculty leaders and future deans,” said STTI President Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA, FAAN. “The growth that Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy scholars achieve over the course of the academy is remarkable and has a positive impact on their institutions and their professional careers.”

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 NFLA.

Prospective mentor/mentee (scholar) pairs may submit applications for the new NFLA cohort through 3 January 2016. The 2016-2017 cohort will begin in March 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 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 700 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.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey — and publishes more than 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.