Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNE, assistant professor and associate dean for the baccalaureate program, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), has been selected to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP). Trocky is preparing to attend a five-day workshop to participate in intensive classes and exercises related to effective academic leadership July 16-20 in Chaska, Minnesota.
LANP is an executive leadership fellowship sponsored by AACN and tailored specifically for new and aspiring deans. The yearlong program is designed to prepare a more diverse, younger pool of leaders to shepherd nursing programs across the globe. This professional development experience encompasses an assessment and evaluation of leadership skills, opportunities for strategic networking and case development, consultation for achieving long-term goals, and identification of key partnerships.
“We congratulate Dr. Trocky on being selected as a 2017 Fellow,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “This outstanding program will provide her with the opportunity to build upon her considerable strengths while acquiring new skills and fresh insights that will benefit her as she leads our baccalaureate nursing program. We are especially grateful to AACN for their ongoing efforts to develop the next generation of leaders in academic nursing.”
Each year since 2002, 40 fellows have been selected to participate in the program. During the program, fellows have their current leadership style and skills critiqued, are presented with mentoring opportunities with an experienced dean, and work to accomplish identified goals. Fellows are vetted through a competitive application process before selection.
“I am honored to be accepted as a LANP Fellow, and am appreciative of Dean Kirschling’s nomination. This program offers a tremendous opportunity to work with a faculty mentor to develop a customized professional development plan.” Trocky said. “I look forward to challenging my current perceptions about leadership, improving on my ability to inspire others, and fine-tuning actions that add value while embracing excellence and inclusion within UMSON.”
AACN is a unique asset for the nation that serves the public interest by setting standards, providing resources, and developing the leadership capacity of member schools to advance nursing education, research, and practice. By 2020, as a driving force for quality health care, AACN will leverage member schools in meeting the demand for innovation and leadership in nursing education, research, and practice.