Allen College Faculty Member Selected for Leadership Program

August 19, 2013

alt WATERLOO, Iowa — Allen College faculty member, Dr. Anna Weepie, is participating  in the 2013-2014 Leadership for Academic Nursing (LANP)  program.

Dr. Weepie is a professor and Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Nursing Program at Allen College. She received her baccalaureate degree from Allen College, MSN from the University of Iowa, and DNP from Rush University. She teaches community health nursing in the BSN program, advanced leadership courses in the MSN program, and scholarly project courses in the DNP program. Additionally, she coordinates the multiple tracks of undergraduate nursing including upper division, 15-month accelerated, RN-BSN, and a part-time weekend/evening program for LPNs and other pre-licensure students. Her expertise areas are in community health nursing, leadership, and service-learning. She led the initiative to develop the Center for Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CELL) at Allen College. She is a current member and past president of the Pi Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Dr. Weepie is an NLN certified nurse educator and a LERN certified online instructor. She has authored and reviewed several test banks for community health nursing textbooks. In 2010, she was recognized as one of the 100 Great Nurses in Iowa.

In 2001, the Helene Fuld Health Trust awarded an academic leadership grant to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in order to develop an executive leadership institute for new and aspiring deans. After four grant funded classes of fellows, the program was redesigned and became self-sustaining in 2006, but retained the rigorous and competitive selection process and the excellent leader development activities characterized by the first four years.

This professional development experience includes assessment and evaluation of leadership skills, identification of particular approaches that enhance leadership success, identification of key partnerships and strategic networking, and consultation to achieve long-term goals. In response to the increasing seniority of nursing academic leaders, this program was designed to prepare a more diverse, younger pool of deans/directors and other senior leaders for nursing higher education programs.

In July 2013, the 2013-14 Fellows attended a five-day workshop in Colorado Springs, CO, where they participated in intensive classes and exercises related to successful academic leadership. The fellowship year also includes opportunities for Fellows to apply concepts and strategies from their professional development activities, confer with colleagues in the fellowship, and engage in a mentorship opportunity with an experienced nursing academic executive, working to accomplish specific, individualized leader development goals.

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