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Strom completes Wharton leadership program

July 2, 2013
Jan Strom

Jan Strom

Jan Strom, chair of the NIU School of Nursing and Health Studies, has successfully completed the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program.

Strom was one of 21 academic nursing leaders selected from across the country to complete this competitive, rigorous program.

“The AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of higher education at the institutional and national level,” Strom said, “become more strategic in my decision making and cultivation of internal and external stakeholders, and become more entrepreneurial.”

Launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, this world-class enrichment experience is designed exclusively for top academic leaders in schools of nursing.

“Given the calls to re-envision how nurses are educated and how they practice, today’s nursing leaders must possess the skills associated with building strategic relationships, mobilizing stakeholders, negotiating for resources, and ushering in meaningful change,” said Geraldine “Polly” Bednash, chief executive officer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. “AACN applauds the latest graduates of the AACN-Wharton program for their commitment to developing the expertise needed to help amplify nursing’s voice in discussions shaping healthcare delivery at the local, state, and national levels.”

NIU’s School of Nursing and Health Studies is housed in the College of Health and Human Sciences.