Frequently Asked Questions (NFLA)

  1. How should I select a Leadership Mentor?
    The Leadership Mentor should be someone who can provide guidance and feedback in a manner that facilitates the Scholar’s leadership development. Scholars should select a Leadership Mentor from a different academic institution who is an experienced leadership mentor. You may find that senior leaders at your institution could refer a leadership mentor. If you are unable to identify a mentor, Sigma can assist you in the process of identifying one. Email for assistance. Please download the application for specific details about selecting a Leadership Mentor.


  2. Should I interview potential Leadership Mentor candidates?
    It may be helpful to interview several possible candidates to determine whether there is a good fit between the Leadership Mentor’s style and the Scholar’s needs.


  3. Should I work with my Leadership Mentor on my NFLA application and team leadership project summary?
    NFLA encourages Scholars to work collaboratively with their Leadership Mentors on both the application and the team project summary.


  4. What if my Leadership Mentor cannot attend the workshops?
    It is essential that the selected Leadership Mentor attend both workshops. If he/she is not available to attend the workshops, a different Leadership Mentor must be selected.


  5. Should I work with my direct supervisor and/or my dean in the development of my NFLA application and team leadership project summary?
    Yes. By involving the direct supervisor and/or your dean in the development of the NFLA application and project summary, he/she will gain an awareness of the time and support that will be required for successful participation in the academy. This understanding should be reflected in the letter of support from the sponsoring organization.


  6. Who should submit the application?
    The Scholar will complete and submit the application. The Scholar is encouraged to work with his/her Leadership Mentor on the application submission.


  7. May I send an e-mail or fax application?
    No. All applications must be submitted via the online application system.


  8. Will Scholars receive continuing nursing education credit for completion of the NFLA? Yes. Scholars and Leadership Mentors will receive CE for their attendance at Workshops I & II.


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