Two nursing directors from the MGH have been selected by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) to participate in the inaugural class of the AONE's Nurse Manager Fellowship Program. Donna Jenkins, MS, RN, CAN, BC, of Thoracic Surgery (left), and Amanda Stefancyk, RN, MSN, MBA, of General Medicine (below right), began their fellowship year with a five-day meeting Feb. 7.
The AONE Nurse Manager Fellowship Program is the first of its kind to focus on the education and development of nurse managers. Designed to meet the practice needs of nurse managers and prepare the next generation of executive-level nurse leaders, the fellowship curriculum focuses on three pillars of leadership, including "The Science: Managing the Business," "The Art: Leading and Managing the People," and "The Leader Within." AONE Fellowship Program faculty includes renowned nurse leaders and experts in nursing leadership and management. Jenkins and Stefancyk will complete the year-long program with an individual capstone project benefiting the MGH.
"We were thrilled to hear that both Donna and Amanda were accepted into this inaugural AONE Nurse Manager Fellowship Program," says Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, MS, FAAN, senior vice president for Patient Care and chief nurse. "This is a wonderful opportunity for them to continue to develop as nurse leaders and to share their learning with colleagues throughout the hospital and beyond."