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University of Maryland School of Nursing Assistant Director Selected to NLN Leadership Program

November 26, 2013

Program designed for nurse educators seeking a rapid transition into a leadership role.

Baltimore, Md. – Veronica Amos, PhD, CRNA, MS ’00, BSN ‘99, assistant director, nurse anesthesia and assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been selected to participate in the 2014 National League for Nursing (NLN) LEAD program. LEAD, a part of the NLN Leadership Institute, focuses on leadership development for nurse educators that are emerging into administrative leadership roles.

A year-long program, LEAD teams participants with peers and experts to examine issues related to leadership concepts and organizational systems. The program guides participants in developing strong management and leadership skills, the art of negotiation and communication within groups, and how to develop teams that perform at a high level. Additionally, the program helps members create a five-year, focused career plan; examine key issues in organizational dynamics; and implement an individual plan for leadership development.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected to the NLN LEAD Program for Nurse Educators. I am so excited to be able to engage with other health professionals and learn to enhance my management and leadership skills,” Amos said. “During this year-long process, I look forward to examining leadership concepts and creating a focused career plan for my leadership development.”

NLN, comprised of nurse educators, education agencies, health care agencies and interested members of the public, is dedicated to excellence in nursing education. Its members are offered faculty development programs, networking opportunities, nursing research grants, testing and assessment, and public policy initiatives.

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked eleventh nationally. Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.