The ASNA Leadership Academy is designed for nurses by nurses to help participants develop excellent leadership skills through action-oriented projects related to their specific interests. Each individual is guided through the one-year 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.

Past projects have significantly improved efficiencies in the workplace, patient care, workplace environments, and instituted creative new wellness initiatives. The three class days include leadership development presentations to the Cohort with mentor-time related to individual projects. For busy nurses who want to grow…this is the way to go! Registration (Survey Monkey link at bottom of page) must be in by APRIL 2, 2018.

Examples of 2017 projects include:

  • In Situ Mock Codes: Building Confidence & Improving Response
  • The Art of Nursing: Artwork as a Mode of Social Persuasion to Effect Infant Feeding Choices
  • Clinical Evidence Rubric for Concept-Based Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum
  • Establishing the Alabama Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists: Empowering & Facilitating a Professional Voice
  • Growing Leaders: Fostering Student Resilience in Undergraduate Nursing Education
  • Improving Access to Healthcare for Veterans Living in Rural Areas
  • The Cost of Incivility
  • Screening for Functional Decline in the Older Hospitalized Patient
  • Get H.I.P.-A Trident Approach to Increase human Immunodeficiency virus Screening in Primary Care
  • Transitioning from a Metropolitan Trauma Center to a Rural Hospital

2018 Class Focus

Day 1: Monday, April 16, 2018

> Overview & Expectations
> Leading with Trust, Integrity, & Compassion

Day 2: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

> Attend Plenary Sessions at FACES ‘18
> Public Policy
> A Message Driven Interview – includes practice with interview techniques
> Advanced Role Transitions
> Ins & Outs of the WIKI/Communications

Day 3: Saturday, July 14, 2018

> Distributed Professional Network Role
> Global initiatives in nursing and health care
> Community focus
> Interprofessional Issues Nurses Serving on Boards & Mentor Time


Call Charlene Roberson at 334-262-8321 or 1-800-270-2762 or email her.

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 accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing 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 ($1000) receive two participant registrations.