College of Nursing hosted a gala event to celebrate its nursing alumni serving on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nursing Leadership Center in the Buccino Leadership Institute
The Nursing Leadership Center at the College of Nursing is an arm of the award-winning Buccino Leadership Institute. Our mission is to develop extraordinary nurse leaders who will be recognized for their capacity to lead, rooted in a desire to serve others. The program provides nursing students with a unique opportunity to acquire the skills needed to improve the quality of care and transform the healthcare system from the bedside to the board room.
About the Program
Accepted students will participate in a structured leadership development program that begins freshman year and continues throughout the undergraduate curriculum. In response to the call for enhanced leadership development in nursing education, it is the only program in the United States to provide a comprehensive nursing leadership development program at the undergraduate level.
This program exposes students to a unique framework of diverse experiential and scholastic learning activities aimed at developing leadership potential. Certified coaching, professional mentoring, exposure to nurse leaders, participation in nursing research and development of principles and values rooted in a standard of excellence facilitate personal and professional growth. Through these activities students develop self-confidence, effective communication skills and a capacity for critical thinking to address complex issues and manage change. The interdisciplinary format exposes nursing students to a variety of perspectives and prepares them to advance interdisciplinary collaboration in the healthcare sector.
"The Nursing Leadership cohort is like a family. The students support each other throughout the rigorous nursing curriculum and collaborate well on many Buccino Leadership Institute activities. It is an honor to work with these talented students and watch them flourish as future nurse leaders."