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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 27, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 9
School of Nursing Launches Executive Mentorship Program

A new JHU School of Nursing leadership mentoring program has been created to combine the best practices of business management and nursing administration education.

The Executive Mentorship Program, established through a gift from Maryann F. Fralic, a professor in the Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, offers exceptional Doctor of Nursing Practice students financial support aimed at building a yearlong relationship with executive mentors from a variety of non-health care disciplines and industries, including the worlds of business, finance, entertainment, media, politics, government, science and technology.

Each year, three students will receive up to $5,000 in expense reimbursement to enable them to experience mentorship opportunities that enhance their expertise and understanding of the techniques and tools of highly successful leaders. The grants are intended to defray expenses that normally would prohibit a student from taking advantage of this type of opportunity, including travel, lodging, conferences, books and conference calls.

"Linkages with distinguished mentors are the essence of the program," Fralic said. "The learning experiences derived from these relationships will guide these emerging leaders in the development of their own executive leadership skills and their future career endeavors."

Students entering the second year of the DNP program are eligible. Participants will be selected based on their educational and professional credentials and references. Each will have demonstrated competency and accomplishment in his or her chosen field of nursing. Additional emphasis will be placed on the candidates' proposed mentorship learning objectives and their ability to work productively with a mentor.

For information about the submission process and deadlines, go to:


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