The Kentucky Nurses Association (KNA) invites you to participate in an innovative leadership experience. The Kentucky Nurses Association's “Leadership and Legislative Academy” (LLA) is an immersive 12-week experience designed to increase nurses’ confidence and competence to influence legislation and healthcare policy through their roles as informed nurse leaders. I know you will agree with me that increasing one’s leadership skills can only be of benefit personally and professionally. To become a nursing legislative leader, can only benefit our profession overall.
Programs like this academy typically cost between $500-$1500. The KNA is offering the program free to our members and student members. Special consideration will be offered to one non-KNA member of a KNA affiliate member organization. Join us in changing the legislative landscape for nurses and nursing, by applying today. If you know of other members of your organization who would benefit, please encourage them to apply as well.
Preference will be given to post-licensure candidates and KNA members. Candidates must also submit two letters of recommendation, commit to fully complete both didactic and preceptorship requirements, provide transportation to Frankfort or other preceptorship sites and exhibit highly professional behavior and appearance as representatives of KNA.
During the first six weeks, participants will complete digitally enhanced modules covering topics such as Leading with Emotional Intelligence, The Importance of Self-Reflection in Leadership, Advocacy 102, Priorities for Nurse Advocates and much more. Following completion of the didactic portion of the L & L Academy, participants will engage in an immersive two to three-day leader OR legislative internship which includes engagement with and mentorship from a legislative or healthcare leader.
The preceptorship will culminate in completion of an immersive project and presentation of outcomes demonstrating successful achievement of LLA objectives which include:
1. To provide the educational opportunity for Kentucky nurses to achieve personal and professional growth related to leadership and the legislative process;
2. To engage nurses to accept a seat as leaders in their area of expertise and
3. To engage nurses to become effective advocates for nurses and healthcare within the state of Kentucky
The KNA will award participants with an L & L Academy certificate following successful completion of the didactic and internship phases of the LLA as evidence of this impressive professional achievement.
Applications and accompanying requested documents such as unofficial transcripts and resume/CV are due by Friday, September 30. Legislative & Leadership Academy - Application & Program Information | Kentucky Nurses Association | Nursing Network
Applicants will be notified by Friday, October 14 of their acceptance into the academy.
Leadership & Legislative Academy Orientation will take place in early November.
There is limited availability for the LLA. Consider applying or encouraging another member in your organization to accept the challenge to develop and refine leadership and advocacy skills that can make the difference with nursing issues, health and healthcare for Kentuckians.