Margie Molloy was recently selected for the National League for Nursing's year-long Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators. It is one of three tracks in the NLN Leadership Institute, an initiative of the NLN Center for Transformative Leadership. The simulation faculty leadership development initiative, now in its seventh year, is designed for those interested in assuming a leadership role in the research or administration of simulation programs in nursing education.
The 2017 Leadership Institute cohort is a group of 40 nurse educators chosen from colleges, universities, and health care institutions around the world. The dozen pursuing the Simulation Education Leadership track will study for a year under the direction of Susan Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A and Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF. Dr. Forneris is Excelsior deputy director of the NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology.
To expand the science of nursing education while developing their personal leadership portfolios, participants spend time engaged in varied activities that examine key issues related to simulation, then focus their efforts in an area of their choice. To kick off the program, all Leadership Institute participants attended a joint orientation session February 8-9 in Washington, DC, and simulation educators will return to DC June 11-15 for the annual NLN Leadership Retreat.
Throughout the year, these simulation educators will be immersed in leadership development webinars; exchange ideas and best practices in simulation in private forums; review existing scholarly research; visit simulation centers around the country to evaluate resources and operations; consult with representatives of Laerdal Medical Corp. on equipment issues; contribute to a group project that is posted on the Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC) website; and attend professional conferences.