WVU Nurses Attend Leadership Institute

Five nurses from West Virginia University have been accepted into the 2008 West Virginia Nursing Leadership Program.

Nurses attending the leadership program from WVU Hospitals include Christine Daniels, R.N., M.B.A., Medical-Surgical Services Nurse Director; and Sherry Simmons, R.N., M.S.N., Emergency Services Nurse Director. 

Nurses attending the leadership program from WVU School of Nursing include Lisa Hardman, D.N.P., R.N., assistant professor; Nannette Van Dyke-McDonald, Ph.D., R.N., director of rural health education; and Kari Sand-Jecklin, Ed.D., R.N., assistant professor.     

Classes for the yearlong program began this month.  Participants will attend several classes at WVU’s Charleston Division, while other classes will be offered via the web.  The nurse leadership program teaches negotiating and decision-making skills and effective strategies for motivating other nurses.  Program participants will design their own leadership projects that address how to recruit and retain nurses in the area where they live.

The West Virginia Nursing Leadership Program was designed to address the nursing shortage that the state faces by developing more leaders in the nursing profession who can help train and motivate other nurses. 

For more information about WVU School of Nursing, visit http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/son/.

For more information about nursing at WVU Hospitals, visit http://www.health.wvu.edu/employment/Nursing/

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For more information:
Emily Corio, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
ec: 11-20-07

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