Video: Nurse Leader Fellowship receives PTAP® accreditation with distinction

March 11, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the Nurse Leader Fellowship at University of Michigan Health System of Michigan Medicine (UMHS-MM) was accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

During the accreditation decision phone call with Sheri Cosme, D.N.P., RN-BC, director, Accreditation Program, Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP), Cosme noted that UMHS-MM is the first in the world to have a Leader Fellowship PTAP program accredited. 

The Nurse Leader Fellowship began in 2015 as a succession planning program for nursing leaders (supervisors and new clinical nursing directors). 

It has evolved to become a transition-to-practice program for all nurse leaders who are new to their role and/or the organization. The fellowship includes three days of orientation, seven monthly sessions of leadership development and ongoing network sessions.

The Nurse Leader Fellowship has successfully provided development and resources to more than 100 nurse supervisors, clinical nursing directors and managers since 2015. 

Sharon Smith, Ph.D., R.N., director of nursing professional development and education, shared her excitement and gratitude with the nursing community: “We are world class in leadership development,” Smith said. “Here is our commitment to continuing to develop the best leaders in nursing. Please join me in thanking the fellowship lead team (Corinne Lee, Suzanne Knight and Jole’ Mowry), and the nursing executive council, PD&E staff, fellows and the faculty who made this incredible program what it is today!”