Promoting Excellence in Nurse Leadership
The Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship was created by the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy to enhance and expand the development of senior nurse executive leaders.
This innovative Fellowship program is designed to empower executive nurse leaders to make healthcare more patient-centered, cost-effective, accessible and quality driven. The Fellowship was launched in March 2021 and includes five sessions presented over a 12-month period. The curriculum includes sessions on executive presence, financial acumen, care coordination, quality and safety competencies, wellness, public communication and understanding and leading change.
A Unique Partnership
The Coldiron program is a collaboration between the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy, the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, the American Nurses Association, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
This partnership brings together some of the most respected and influential organizations in healthcare, nursing, and organizational behavior, providing participants with access to a wealth of resources and expertise including individual coaching sessions with an executive coach.
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship program are also thankful to have the generous scholarship support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
The Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship Program is designed for experienced senior nurse leaders who are looking to enhance their leadership skills and expand their knowledge in areas such as patient-centered care, quality and safety competencies, financial acumen, wellness, public communication, and leading change.
The program is ideal for nurse executives who are interested in making healthcare more accessible, cost-effective, and of higher quality. The program is open to senior nurse executives from a variety of healthcare organizations, including hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare delivery organizations.
Applications for the program are typically due in the fall, and interested candidates can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The program includes five sessions presented over a 12-month period. The curriculum includes the following components:
- Executive Presence
- This session focuses on the development of leadership skills that are critical for senior nurse executives, including building trust, establishing credibility, and cultivating influence.
- Financial Acumen
- This session focuses on financial management skills, including budgeting, resource allocation, and financial forecasting.
- Care Coordination
- This session focuses on strategies to improve care coordination, including the use of technology, patient engagement, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Quality and Safety Competencies
- This session focuses on the development of quality and safety competencies, including data analytics, performance improvement, and risk management.
- Wellness, Public Communication, and Understanding and Leading Change
- This session focuses on wellness strategies for nurses and other healthcare providers, effective communication with the public, and strategies for leading and managing change in complex healthcare organizations.
Through this curriculum, the Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship program aims to equip senior nurse executives with the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to lead effectively and transform healthcare delivery organizations.
Q: What is the goal of the Coldiron program?
A: The goal of the Coldiron program is to empower executive nurse leaders to make healthcare more patient-centered, cost-effective, accessible, and quality-driven.
Q: What is the cost of the program?
A: The cost of the program is $20,000. Scholarship support is made available to each participant through the generosity of Arnold and Debra Coldiron.
Q. How will the cohort meet?
A. All cohort meetings will be held in person and require overnight lodging.
Q. How much work is there?
A. The Fellowship requires adequate preparation before each cohort meeting including readings from research papers, books, and articles. Materials will be shared ahead of time through a Learning Management System called Canvas.
Visit our "Meet the Coldiron Fellows" webpage to learn more about those who have completed the Coldiron program.
For a list of publications by current and former Coldiron Fellows, visit the "Publications and Media Mentions" webpage.
Applications for Coldiron Cohort 4 are open now! Click the link below to submit your application.
Stuart Downs, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN
Program Director, Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing