Instructions: Download, save and print desired application(s). Return completed applications to NYSNA's Education, Practice and Research program via fax (518.782.9533) or by first class mail to:
Leadership Fellows Program
NYS Nurses Association
11 Cornell Road
Latham, NY 12110
Applicants for Tier III must have successfully completed the Tier II Leadership Fellows Program, although this requirement may be waived with submission of a portfolio that includes descriptions of past leadership experiences.
Graduates will receive one-on-one guidance from assigned mentors and NYSNA staff as they seek to assume leadership roles. The graduate program is an intensive year long learning experience involving on-site lectures, webcasts and independent study. Graduates have the opportunity to attend Lobby Day, Convention, and other meetings events that will give them in-depth knowledge about becoming a leader in their work environment and NYSNA. Graduates will be expected to do one of the following:
1. Complete a new project during the year, or expand upon the project completed for Tier II; or
2. Mentor a Tier II Fellow throughout their Leadership Academy experience.
Topics to be covered in Tier III include:
- Grant writing
- Publishing Your Work
- Strategic Planning
- Program Evaluation
- Lateral Violence in the Workplace
- Ethics in Nursing
- Other topics (to be determined)
Graduates may choose from three tracks, depending on their area of greatest interest: General, Labor Relations and Legislative & Political.
There is no charge to members to participate in the Leadership Academy Graduate Program, but they must be appointed by the NYSNA Board of Directors. Open enrollment for applications is January 1 - April 30 of each year, but appointments generally are made during the summer. Up to five appointments are made each year for the Graduate Program.
For questions regarding the Leadership Academy program or application process please contact Nursing Practice and Nursing Education at 518.782.9400, ext. 282 or by e-mail.