Star Leadership Institute Recognizes Graduating Class

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On April 9, 2014, the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 212,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, recognized 25 graduating members of the PSNA Star Leadership Institute at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Malvern. The Institute is a leadership development program designed to assist nurses in contributing to the delivery of high-quality health care while collaborating with other leaders in the reform needed to redesign health care in the U.S. The following registered nurses were recognized as 2013-2014 graduates:

  • Susan Barlett – WellSpan York Hospital
  • Deborah Becker – University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • Jennifer Bellot – Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing
  • Melissa Cargan-Bodnar – Chester County Hospital, Penn Medicine
  • Nichole Coleman – Chester County Hospital, Penn Medicine
  • Nicole Griffie – Holy Spirit Health System
  • Robin Hack – Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke’s University Health Network
  • Christine Hartner – Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Paula Hallenbeck – Reading Health System
  • Jennifer Larkin – Reading Health System
  • Kerry Maier – UPMC Passavant
  • Danielle Meinel – Temple Health, Jeannes Hospital
  • Carlene Meyers – Grand View Hospital
  • Nicole Nolte – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine
  • Carol Patton – Drexel University
  • Paula Pearson – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine
  • Lindsay Pritchett – Chester County Hospital, Penn Medicine
  • Nicole Santucci – UPMC Passavant
  • SueEllen Schwab-Kapty – Washington Hospital School of Nursing, Washington Health System
  • Amber Shealy – Chester County Hospital, Penn Medicine
  • Vicki Shifflet – Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Beth Smith – University of Pennsylvania Health System, Penn Medicine
  • Robert Stull – Paoli Hospital, Main Line Health
  • Carol Teets – Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Julie Thomas – Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Penn Medicine

During the three-day program, Building the Future Leader of Tomorrow … Today, attendees participated in interactive sessions focusing on leader attributes, real-world problem solving, employment practices, healthy dialogue, evidence-based practice and finance. In addition, participants collaborated with senior leadership to identify a problem within their immediate area of responsibility; researching and developing an action plan for the resolution of the identified problem; implementing and completing the action plan within the organization; and presenting their problem-solving project to peers.

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is the non-profit voice for nurses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Representing more than 212,000 nurses, the Association works to be essential in advancing, promoting and supporting the profession of nursing to improve health for all in the Commonwealth. PSNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (www.psna.org).