Expectations and Resources

Nurse Leadership Institute Fellows discussing a group project

Program Expectations

If accepted as an NLI Fellow, you are required to:

  • familiarize yourself with the NLI webpages
  • attend all NLI activities and events
  • read all email communications
  • complete a leadership collaboration activity (information below)
  • write a summary reflection (information below)
  • complete all evaluations.

Further Information and Resources

Collaborative Project

This leadership collaboration provides a rich learning experience in which fellows translate their new knowledge and skills into action. Fellows are assigned to collaborative groups comprised of fellows working in academic and practice settings.

The collaborative work addresses a specific professional/health care topic or issue and fellows are best served when they align the project to a need within their organizations. These may include issues within Maryland nursing education, practice, research, and/or policy, such as:

  • improving diversity in nursing education
  • establishing formal post-preceptorship mentoring programs for graduate nurses
  • providing nurse leadership during a pandemic

NLI Fellows present a poster of their leadership collaborative work at the cohort final celebration held at program’s end.

See previous NLI Fellow projects (scroll down to previous cohorts).

Summary Reflection Details

At the completion of the yearlong program, fellows submit a summary reflection.

The 1-page reflection should include:

1. Your initial program goals.

2. Reflections on:

  • How NLI activities facilitated:
    1. achievement or adjustments of these goals
    2. 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.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Contact Hours

Nurses can receive approximately 20 contact hours upon successful completion of this leadership program. Successful completion for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) is demonstrated by attending the entire program, completing all evaluations, and acknowledging attendance. 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.

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.

Note that we cannot offer partial Continuing Nursing Education credit.

Video Library

2019

NLI Orientation
Sept. 6, 2019
Introduction and background on the Nurse Leadership Institute, presented by Nurse Leadership Institute Director Patricia D. Franklin, PhD, RN, and Co-Director Kathryn Lothschuetz Montgomery, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, and a presentation on “The Changing Health Care Landscape” (53:34) by Patrick Dooley, vice president, population health, University of Maryland Medical Center; Margaret B. Hammersla, PhD, CRNP-A, assistant professor and senior director of the DNP Program, University of Maryland School of Nursing; and Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, FAAN, assistant professor and director of Office of Global Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing.


2018

NLI Orientation
Sept. 7, 2018
Presentations on major forces affecting Maryland healthcare by Patrick Dooley, vice president and executive director, University of Maryland Medical Center; Margaret B. Hammersla, PhD, CRNP-A, assistant professor and senior director of the DNP Program, University of Maryland School of Nursing; and Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, FAAN, assistant professor and director of Office of Global Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Back Porch Chat on Leadership
Aug. 1, 2018
Jane Kirschling, dean and professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing; Elizabeth "Betsy Niemyer, chief program officer for United Healthcare, Military and Veterans; and, Sherry Perkins, president and chief executive officer University of Maryland Capital Region Health discuss their leadership.


2017

2017 Fireside Chat on Leadership
Aug. 1, 2017
Kathryn Lothschuetz Montgomery, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, co-director of the Nurse Leadership Institute, served as moderator for a Fireside Chat during the NLI Final Session and Recognition Ceremony. UMSON Dean and Professor Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, was joined by Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center and Katie Boston-Leary, MBA, MHA, CNOR, NEA-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Union Hospital of Cecil County, and president of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives.


2016

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.