The Honor Society of Nursing Announces the 2014-2015 Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

Premier nurse mentoring program is funded by The Elsevier Foundation

Indianapolis, August 19, 2013

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) announced today that it will begin taking applications 26 August for its Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy. STTI's International Leadership Institute administers the academy mentoring program thanks to a generous grant from The Elsevier Foundation.

The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy is a prestigious, highly selective 18-month program that pairs high-potential nurses in faculty roles at colleges and universities with experienced mentors who have demonstrated success as faculty leaders. Since 2009, the academy has paired more than 30 mentors and mentees (referred to as scholars) from nearly 30 universities, 15 states and provinces, and several countries. Based on curriculum developed by leadership experts, the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy:

  • Fosters success early in a nurse's academic career,
  • Promotes nurse faculty retention and satisfaction,
  • Develops personal leadership skills, and
  • Cultivates high-performing, supportive work environments in academic institutions.

"The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy is a gratifying partnership," said Elsevier Foundation Executive Director David Ruth. "We are proud that this program continues to be so successful and look forward to helping educate and position tomorrow's health care professionals for success throughout their careers. Through Sigma Theta Tau International and the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy we are confident that we can help current nurse leaders become outstanding educators for the next generation of nurse professionals."

"As a global organization that brings together top-performing nurses in all disciplines of the profession, STTI has a vested interest in developing nurses as collegiate faculty leaders and future deans," said STTI President Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN, COI. "Scholars and mentees in the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy grow and change in powerful ways in a short period of time. It is rewarding to consider the meaningful ways they impact their own careers and those of their students."

For 90 years, STTI has honored the best and brightest women and men in nursing. The society provides its members with exclusive programs, resources, and opportunities such as those offered through the International Leadership Institute, including the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.

Prospective mentor/mentee (scholar) pairs may submit applications for the new Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy cohort from 26 August 2013 through 31 December 2013. The 2014-2015 cohort will begin in early 2014. Program details, including information about identifying a potential mentor or mentee, are available at

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About the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 130,000 members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, educators, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI's 488 chapters are located at 668 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at

STTI's International Leadership Institute offers leadership programs, mentoring opportunities, and career development resources designed to enhance STTI members' leadership skills, individual abilities, and talents. The STTI International Leadership Institute administers academies and mentoring programs in maternal child health, board leadership, geriatric nursing leadership, leadership development, and nurse faculty leadership.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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