The KP Scholars Academy is excited to partner with the UCSF Leadership Institute to offer Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s nursing workforce access to four pilot leadership and professional development programs in 2022.
The UCSF Leadership Institute provides intentional and outcome-driven programming for nurses, care providers and other health care professionals across the career spectrum, from clinicians aspiring to lead to the preparation and support of executive-level leaders.
The Four Pilot Initiatives
- Foundations for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership
- Academy for Healthcare Leadership
- Followed by a Virtual Certification Preparation Course for the ANCC Nurse Executive Board Certification (BC-NE)
- Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice Workshop
- Excellence in Nurse Education Certificate Program
- Followed by a Virtual Certification Preparation Course for the ANCC Nursing Professional Development Board Certification (BC-NPD)
Leadership Development Programs
Launching in April 2022, the Foundations for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Program is a nine-month initiative for new nurse managers, nurses leading initiatives or governance councils, or other nursing leaders interested in enhancing their own leadership capacity. This program will leverage participants’ current role to provide them with the foundational skills, knowledge and awareness to not only effectively lead a team, but to also navigate the administration of health care. This program is grounded in the AONL leadership competencies and includes nine virtual two-hour leadership learning sessions as well as a local mentorship component. Twenty participants will be accepted in the inaugural cohort. For more information including the program schedule, please see this resource.
Also launching in April 2022, the Academy for Healthcare Leadership is a six-month program for experienced nurse leaders (CNE fellows), directors, or project or initiative managers, who aspire to serve as a senior nursing leader within a health care organization. Participants with be prepared with long-lasting skills to not only navigate an ever-changing, complex health care landscape, but to also lead and innovate with the aim of improving the delivery of health and patient care. This program in conjunction with a virtual certification preparation course will prepare participants to sit for the ANCC Nurse Executive board certification. The Academy’s curriculum is grounded in AONL leadership competencies, featuring six virtual four-hour leadership learning sessions, an executive coaching component, as well as completion of a leadership project plan. Twenty participants will be accepted in the inaugural cohort with CNE Fellows and LEAD participants receiving priority. For more information including the program schedule, please see this resource.
Professional Development Programs
Launching in April 2022, the Excellence in Nursing Education Certificate program is an eight-month initiative for current or aspiring nursing professional development practitioners. As part of the program, participants will identify, design, and implement a curricular-innovation project within their place of employment at Kaiser Permanente during the eight-month experience. This program in conjunction with a virtual certification preparation course will prepare participants to sit for the ANCC Nursing Professional Development board certification. The curriculum for this program is grounded in ANPD competencies and features six virtual four-hour monthly workshops and two six-hour immersion experiences. Fifteen participants will be accepted in the inaugural cohort with NCAL DCEPIs, CEPIs, and clinical educators receiving priority. For more information including the program schedule, please see this resource.
Launching in May 2022, the Foundations of EBP Workshop for frontline nurses will engage participants in an innovative educational experience focused on facilitating an evidence-based approach to implementing a rapid cycle small test of change, in addition to assessing the outcomes and impact of interventions in a clinical setting. This initiative features two virtual five-hour workshops with some pre-work. Twenty-five participants will be accepted into this inaugural workshop series with facility-based champions, local governance research and EBP leaders and RIA CoP participants receiving priority. For more information including the program schedule, please see this resource.
Program Nominations and Contact Information
Nominations for all four programs will processed through the KP Scholars Academy, beginning in January 2022. Applications, selection and notification for all four programs will occur in February. Should you have any questions about these four programs or the nomination or selection process, please contact [email protected]