The has announced the selection of twenty nurses from across the country for its 2014 program.
Located at the in Greensboro, North Carolina, the three-year program seeks to strengthen the leadership capacity of nurses who aspire to shape health care on a regional and national level. During their fellowship, nurse participants continue in their leadership positions at a wide range of health and healthcare organizations while working to develop, plan, and implement new initiatives that improve healthcare delivery in their respective communities. Through the program, each fellow also will receive coaching, education, and other support services designed to improve their ability to lead teams and organizations in community healthcare settings.
"At this moment, when the role of nurses in providing care and promoting health is expanding and our country's healthcare system is being transformed, we need nurse leaders with the strongest skills possible," said Linda Cronenwett, co-director of the program and a professor at the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "The RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program is enhancing the leadership skills of talented nurses all across the country. Our alumni are a virtual 'who's who' of accomplished, prestigious nurses, and we know that every member of the 2014 RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows cohort will do a tremendous amount to improve health care and build a culture of health in the United States."
For a complete list of this year's , visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.