The Nurse Leadership Institute (NLI) is a yearlong leadership development program that strenghtens new and experiences nurse leaders. NLI nurses aim to become full partners in developing health care delivery models that improve health outcomes for Maryland residents. Nurses selected for this program demonstrate the leadership potential needed for this challenge.
As an NLI Fellow, you will:
- become a member of an NLI cohort
- develop your personal strengths, identify and strengthen your leadership competencies, and create an individualized plan for continued leadership development
- hear from national health care leaders and NLI alumni
- take part in psychometric self-assessments with professional coaching
- complete on a leadership collaboration activity that translates your skills into action
- earn Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours.
The program includes:
- yearlong, one-on-one mentorship with a mentor you select
- monthly virtual leadership meetings (third Wednesday of each month) covering a variety of leadership topics
- three in-person sessions, including a two-day intensive leadership training
Each year, the program offers grant-funded support for up to 50 Maryland nurses.
The program is funded by Maryland Higher Education Commission through the Nurse Support II program. This funding allows us to offer the NLI program to selected fellows at no cost to them.
Applications are welcomed from eligible nurses employed in Maryland within either:
- a health care system
- a public health/community health organization