May 5, 2014 5:46 PM by PRESS RELEASE

UL nursing faculty member earns place in leadership program

The head of the Department of Nursing in UL Lafayette's College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions has been accepted to a national leadership program.

Dr. Lisa Broussard will participate in the 2014 Leadership for Academic Nursing Program conducted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The year-long program is designed for individuals who hold mid- to upper-level faculty positions and have experience in academic administration. About 60 Fellows are chosen for the program each year.

"We're thrilled Dr. Broussard was selected, as part of a very competitive process, for participation in this exciting program. It will be an important and enriching executive development opportunity for her and we all hope to benefit from what she learns," said Dr. Melinda Oberleitner, associate dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

Broussard joined the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's faculty in 1992 and has served as pediatric master teacher and course coordinator for the pediatrics maternity course.

She teaches nursing research to graduate students in an online format; her research expertise relates to school nursing practice. She has previously served as a school health consultant for the Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning.

An associate professor, Broussard holds the Acadian Ambulance Endowed Professor in Nursing and the Dr. Donald B. Williams/BORSF Endowed Professor in Nursing.

She recently was chosen as an American Nurses Foundation grant reviewer. That foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association.

The AACN leadership program she will attend includes an intensive five-day seminar, where Fellows attend classes and participate in exercises related to successful leadership in complex nursing education and healthcare environments. This year's session will be held in Annapolis, Md., in May.

An AACN spokesman said the Leadership for Academic Nursing Program is intended to prepare a more diverse, younger pool of leaders for nursing programs, in response to the increasing seniority of nursing academic leaders. The professional development experience includes an assessment and evaluation of leadership skills, opportunities for strategic networking and case study development, consultation with others to achieve long-term goals, and identification of key partnerships.



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