|Loretta Heuer accepted for national nursing fellowship|
Loretta Heuer, department chair in the College of Nursing, has been accepted into an American Association of Colleges of Nursing fellowship program.
The AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills in new and emerging administrators in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. Through the program, fellows will become better prepared to accept academic leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including the role of dean or director of an academic nursing unit.
“There are few leaders in development in the academic nursing world,” shares Chandice Covington, dean of nursing. “Just as we have a faculty shortage, we also have a dean shortage across the nation and it's getting worse.” According to AACN, 62.5 percent of member deans/directors are over the age of 55 are increasingly retirement-eligible.
Dr. Covington adds, “This will be a wonderful opportunity for Dr. Heuer to strengthen her leadership skills and to learn from mentors in the nursing profession. The College congratulates her on this well-deserved achievement.”
As part of the year-long program, Dr. Heuer will participate in an intensive four-day seminar in August 2006 that will address many important executive leadership topics, provide numerous assessment experiences and allow fellows the opportunity to utilize an experienced mentor.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is the national voice for university and four-year-college education programs in nursing. Representing almost 600 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide, AACN’s educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor’s and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research and practice.
The UND College of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate programs, from a baccalaureate nursing program that is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education to master's education with six specializations and a doctoral program that prepares nurses for roles as nurse scientists and faculty. The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students for roles in community nutrition or dietetics and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association.
For more information, contact Becky Cournia, alumni and development coordinator, 777-4526, fax, 777-4096, or email@example.com. www.nursing.und.edu