The ASNA Leadership Academy is designed for nurses by nurses to help participants develop excellent leadership skills through development of action-oriented projects related to their specific interests. Each individual is guided through the program by experienced nurse mentors and supported by peers in the group. Mentors will help you create a project that can be implemented in the workplace or the community. For busy nurses who want to grow…this is the way to go!


Past Projects:

Past projects have significantly improved efficiencies in the workplace environments, have led to improvements in patient care, and have instituted creative new wellness initiatives. Examples of 2019 projects include:

  • Incorporating Video Orientation on the Outpatient Clinical Decision Unit
  • Economic impact of Registered Nurses Within Chilton County Alabama
  • Making a Seat at the Table: The Importance of Organizational Goal Alignment
  • The Five “Ds” of Deprescribing: A Structured Approach to Decreasing or Eliminating Psychotropic Medications
  • Career Beyond the Paycheck: Increasing Nurse Advocacy and ASNA Membership in Correctional Nurses
  • LGBTQ+ Health Care: Minimizing Disparity Through Education
  • Developing an Electronic Tracking Mechanism to Monitor Compliance With Pain Assessment and Reassessment
  • Exploring a New Model for Utilizing a Nurse Practitioner in the ER Triage
  • Learning to Hear a Silent Scream...Suicide: Warning Signs and Resources
  • Factors Affecting Burnout and Stress in the ER
  • Exploring Social Determinant Impact on Nurse Advance Degree Attainment

2020 Class Focus:

Participants are expected to attend the three class days in Montgomery, Al and participate in quarterly conferences to discuss progress toward project development. The class days include leadership development presentations to the Cohort with mentor-time related to individual projects.
Day 1: Monday, April 20, 2020
  • Overview & Expectations
  • Leading with Trust, Integrity, & Compassion
Day 2: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Attend Plenary Sessions at FACES ‘20
  • Public Policy
  • A Message Driven Interview – includes practice with interview techniques
  • Advanced Role Transitions
  • Ins & Outs of the WIKI/Communications
Day 3: Saturday, July 18, 2020
  • Distributed Professional Network Role
  • Global initiatives in nursing and healthcare
  • Community focus
  • Interprofessional Issues
  • Nurses Serving on Boards & Mentor Time
2019 Leadership Academy participants (L to R top row): Krystal Lockett. Erica Kierce, Kim Driggers, Britney Swann, Cynthia Laforney, Christopher Forbes; (L to R bottom row): Rebecca Daughtery, Sola Aina-Popoopa, Katilya Ware, Skylar Moore, James Hardin; (not pictured) Regina “Raye” Rogers

The registration fee of $450 covers all meetings, session meals, materials, registration for presentation day at the ASNA Convention, and 40 contact hours. Alabama State Nurses Association is an approved a provider of continuing nursing education by the Mississippi Nurses Foundation, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Center’s Commission on Accreditation and the Alabama Board of Nursing. Additional costs covered by the participants include travel and lodging. Contributing sponsors fee of $1200 includes two participant registrations, additional publicity in the Alabama Nurse and on the ASNA web site. For additional information call Charlene Roberson at 334-262-8321 or 1-800-270-2762 or email