|Loretta Heuer accepted for international mentoring opportunity|
Loretta Heuer, professor at the College of Nursing, has been accepted into the Omada Board Leadership program sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.
The focus of the program is on increasing knowledge and skills in the areas of core aspects of trusteeship: the organization’s vision, mission and strategic goals; fiduciary responsibilities of the board; board and staff partnerships; strategic thinking and strategic planning; and generative governance.
“This is both an honor and a fantastic opportunity for Dr. Heuer, which will in turn assist the College of Nursing in our strategic plan” states Chandice Covington, dean of nursing. “We commend her for being selected for this mentoring opportunity.”
As one of seven individuals selected for this mentoring opportunity, Dr. Heuer’s two-year participation begins in March 2007 and concludes in February 2009. Activities include attending the Omada Institute, held at Sigma Theta Tau International headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., to take place in June 2007.
Dr. Heuer is a professor and chair of the Practice and Role Development Department within the College of Nursing. She was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship in 2002, was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2005, and was selected for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Leadership for Academic Nursing Program in 2006.
Omada Board Leadership applicants are active Sigma Theta Tau International members who are currently serving on a chapter, local, state, and/or regional organization’s board of directors and who have an interest in governance.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Coordinator, College of Nursing, email@example.com, 701-777-4526