Expectations and Resources
If accepted as an NLI Fellow, you are expected to:
- familiarize yourself with the Leadership Development Program webpages
- attend all Leadership Development Program activities
- read the monthly email updates and accompanying literature.
- complete a leadership collaboration activity (information below)
- write a summary report (information below)
- complete all evaluations.
Further Information and Resources
NLI Fellows are seen as the future leaders who will collaborate on and coordinate efforts to improve health care delivery in Maryland. This leadership collaboration provides a rich learning experience in which Fellows translate their new knowledge and skills into action.
Fellows self-select into collaboration pairs comprised of one person from an academic setting and the other from a practice setting. Occasionally, Fellows have formed groups of four that maintain a mix of academic and clinical practice roles. These pairs and groups typically develop around a shared interest in a professional – health care issue.
This collaborative work addresses a specific issue and is best served when fellows align the activity with a need within their organizations. This may include issues within Maryland nursing education, practice, research, and/or policy. For example, previous collaborations focused on improving diversity in nursing education, establishing formal post-preceptorship mentoring programs for graduate nurses.
Collaboration activities may also extend to challenges within health care delivery and population health improvement such as initiatives on developing child abuse awareness within communities. Further, collaborative teams may also draw on others outside the cohort—and outside the nursing field—to join in the initiative.
Lastly, NLI Fellows will present a poster of their leadership collaboration activity at the end-of-year celebration held in August.
At the completion of the yearlong program, fellows submit a summary report on their experience, including reflective comments from their mentor.
The 2-3 page report should include:
1. The initial goals you identified in your NLI application.
2. Reflections on:
- How NLI activities facilitated:
- achievement or adjustments of these goals
- development of your leadership style and skills.
- What it meant to have a mentor during this program.
3. Finally, tell us what you’d like to do next.
Nurses can receive between 34-40 contact hours upon successful completion of this educational activity. Successful completion of this activity for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) is demonstrated by attending the entire program, completing the online CE evaluation surveys, and filling out the verification of attendance form provided on site. Partial credit will not be provided. Participants will receive a CNE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing approximately two to four weeks after submitting the required documentation. All requests must be received within 60 days of program completion.
The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
2016 Fireside Chat on Leadership, Aug. 2, 2016
A discussion with Jane Kirschling, dean, University of Maryland School of Nursing; John Sackett, president, Shady Grove Hospital, and executive vice president and COO, Adventist HealthCare; and Karen McQuillan, clinical nurse specialist, University of Maryland Medical Center.
Recognition Ceremony for NLI Fellows, Aug. 2, 2016
An awards ceremony upon completion of the 2015-16 Nurse Leadership Institute Leadership Development Program.