The 18-month Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy is an exciting, intense, and career-changing experience for nurses who are committed to leading health care practice changes for older adults. The purpose of the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy is to develop the leadership skills of geriatric nurses in positions of influence in a variety of health care settings. This leadership academy prepares geriatric nurses to effectively lead interdisciplinary teams to impact system change and improve the quality of health care for older adults and their families.
Through the partnership between the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy has become a premier leadership development opportunity for nurses dedicated to influencing policy and geriatric health outcomes. Fellows of the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy become active participants in the national network of geriatric nursing leaders. This growing group of experts has begun a collective movement toward national influence in changing care for older adults.