Initial Nursing Leadership Scholars
The initial cohort for the current pilot project was chosen in the fall of 2018, and began the program early in 2019. They have been developing skills through their coaches and other resources. On March 13, 2019, at a preconference to the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care in Orlando, Florida, all 15 scholars participated in a special dedicated session with significant focus on essential aspects of leadership including legacy mapping, communications, privilege, and other important topics. The scholars were challenged to identify their career goals, while being strengthened in their leadership skill sets and keenly focused on success in achievement of their goals. An added benefit of the full day preconference session was scheduled time to network with colleagues and leaders who likewise are dedicated to the profession of palliative nursing.
The 15 initial leadership scholars and their mentors are listed below.