Saturday, June 29, 2013

GCU Mental Health Nursing Student Lisa Pollock awarded a place in the National Junior Leadership Academy

GCU Mental Health Nursing Student Lisa Pollock supported by the GCU Mental Health Nursing teaching team, has been accepted as one of only 10 UK “remarkable” nursing students on the pilot National Junior Leadership Academy.

This six month programme funded by the Higher Education Academy seeks to develop 10 promising nursing students leadership identity early in their career journey and develop their leadership knowledge, attitudes and skills.
The National Junior Leadership Academy is aimed at high performing pre registration nursing students or pre registration nursing students in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Irelan

Activities include

   Residential Leadership Retreats
   Mentorship: each participant will be assigned to a senior national nursing leader who will act as their Leadership Mentor
   Internship: each participant will have a two week policy/leadership internship period with their Leadership Mentor in a nursing related organisation
   Leadership Networks: the cohort of 10 will be split into three leadership peer networks which will meet in between the leadership retreats and the internship period to work on pre negotiated tasks.

The National Junior Leadership Academy is led by Stacy Johnson and Dr Aru Narayanasamy, University of Nottingham and Professor Laura Serrant-Green, University of Wolverhampton.

"I feel honoured to be part of the academy. I still can't believe I have been chosen to be one of the 10 student nurse in the UK. I am delighted that my passion for mental health nursing has come through in my application and interview and I am very much looking forward to being part of this exciting opportunity"

Congratulations Lisa from the GCU Mental Health Nursing Team!