Dr. LaNell Harrison, an associate professor in the LCU Department of Nursing and Director of LCU’s RN/BSN Program, has been selected for a mentor position in the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (NFLA) – Cohort III. Harrison will be paired with Monica Kiddler, a Covenant School of Nursing (CSON) instructor, for the NFLA leadership development curriculum beginning in March.
“To be asked to serve as a faculty leadership mentor to one of our esteemed colleagues from Covenant School of Nursing was a great honor,” said Harrison. “This is a wonderful example of the partnership that exists between LCU and CSON.”
NFLA applicants were rigorously reviewed and ranked on varied criteria including experience and commitment to the field of nursing. Harrison and Kiddler were chosen as one of 16 paired scholar/mentor teams to participate in the 20-month curriculum focusing on individual leadership development, as well as leading team projects to advance nursing education and expand the scope of nursing influence within the profession, the community, and academic institutions.
“Being accepted into Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy offers us a wonderful opportunity to work closely together over the next 20 months on a project designed to impact nursing education for future generations,” explained Harrison.
The NFLA was developed by Sigma Theta Tau International in partnership with the Elsevier Foundation in an effort to enhance leadership development for nursing faculty. It strives to improve faculty retention, advance academic career success, and cultivate high-performing, supportive work environments in colleges.