Immaculata University Professor Wins Leadership for Academic Nursing Program Fellowship
Immaculata University (IU) Associate Professor of Nursing Jane Hsiao-Chen Tang, Ph.D., R.N., was selected to receive the prestigious Leadership for Academic Nursing Program fellowship awarded by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The fellowship is awarded annually to about forty new or aspiring nursing school deans in order to enhance their executive leadership skills.
In the program, Tang will receive academic leadership training for one year, focusing on skills essential for leading nursing education programs and managing complex health care environments. The training includes an intensive five-day seminar held in Indianapolis from July 31 to August 4, a strategic self-assessment, a mentorship experience, and an opportunity to share ideas and resources among fellows.
In addition to being an associate professor, Tang is the M.S.N. program coordinator at Immaculata. She has conducted research to study factors that influence staff nurses´ job satisfaction and intent to stay, and she received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Career Enhancement Minority Junior Faculty Grant to support her research. A reviewer for several nursing research societies, she has published book chapters and several articles related to evidence-based nursing. Through participation in the fellowship, Tang plans to discuss issues and receive feedback from her mentor, learn more about leadership training, start mentoring junior faculty and students, gain a better understanding of her own leadership style, and develop strategies for growing in it.
In recommending Tang for the fellowship, Margaret Lacey, Ph.D., R.N., chair of the Division of Nursing, wrote, "She is the consummate academic who possesses the requisite qualities of leadership potential to be a dean of a school of nursing in the future. Since 2008, Dr. Tang has been the coordinator for the M.S.N. program at Immaculata University, which has experienced great growth under her leadership. Dr. Tang has challenged both students and faculty alike to be expert educators, administrators and scholars."
Tang commented, "I am honored and blessed to be selected for this leadership fellowship program. I am deeply grateful for the support I have received from the University and the Division of Nursing to obtain this opportunity."
Immaculata University, a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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