Leadership Academy

Learn and Develop to Better Lead Nursing Forward®

Do you have what it takes to be a leader? One of NCNA’s most popular and successful programs is our Leadership Academy.

Statement of Purpose: The Leadership Academy program empowers nurses to think outside the box while improving their skills as communicators and advocates in professional, civic, and community arenas. The program is a high-intensity, six-day immersion that includes a series of leadership workshops that prompt participants to consider how leadership happens and what perils and possibilities are present as nurses lead themselves, others, and the community.



Gari Leigh Adams, Pinnacle*
Liz Bell, Hillsborough*
Sherry Bernardo, Iron Station*
Stephanie Brogden, Durham
Patricia Coe Hoosier, Dobson*
Jermecka Covington, Spring Lake*
Kristie Davis-Collins, Greensboro*
Kimberly Delgado, Greenville*
Autumn Henson, Clemmons
Trynequa Jones, Wake Forest*
Jessica Metzler, Waxhaw
Whitney "Laurel" Meyer, New Bern
Tunisha Mosley, Wendell*
Diane Parker, Wrightsville Beach*
Tara Shumard, Marshville
Mandy Triplett, Zebulon*
Christy Watkins, Williamston*
Trish West, Concord*


* NCNA Members


Graduates of Past Classes

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“The Leadership Academy made learning fun in a collegial environment. The skills I obtained will help me to excel not only professionally, but personally. I am a better team member and leader for the experiences the Academy provided, and I have created lasting relationships with nursing professionals across the state. I would strongly encourage others to use this valuable tool in helping to develop their best self!”
Christine Bazik, CRNA, MSN
Leadership Academy Graduate