Leadership Academy


2018 Leadership Academy Application is now available.
Go here for the 2018 LA Class application form.

Learn and Develop to Better Lead Nursing Forward

Do you have what it takes to be a leader? The NCNA Leadership Academy is an exciting program that empowers nurses to become better skilled as communicators and advocates in professional, civic, and community arenas.  

The program 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. Participants learn to critically analyze the changing health care environment to determine the best opportunities for leaders, including those within nursing, to improve access to patient care and clinical outcomes while improving value.

2017 Leadership Academy Class

Courtney Brown, Clemmons
Lisa Cummings, Statesville
Dee Dinsdale, Greenville
Abbie Faircloth, Raleigh
Deborah Flaherty, Boone
Erika Gabbard, Charlotte
Milford George, Raleigh
Saralyn Gillikin, Wilmington
Jennifer Hervey, Durham
Lynetta Howard, Goldsboro
Lisa Mileto, Winston-Salem
Sherry Owens, Advance
Rhonda Rychlik, Charlotte
Michelle Schmerge, Denver
April Schmidt, Washington
Cindy Stephens, Asheville
Kenneth Thompson, Vilas
Robert Whitehurst, Wake Forest
Lillian Woods, Lake Junaluska

“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


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Graduates of Past Classes