Academic health center program mentors minority nurse leaders

To address the lack of racial and ethnic diversity on their executive nursing leadership team, researchers developed and implemented a pilot mentorship initiative within the NYU Langone Health system, based in New York City. Writing in the March issue of the Journal of Nursing Administration, the project’s leaders said the initiative aimed “to enhance ethnic minority nurse leaders' self-efficacy and self-confidence by integrating principles from the Leadership Institute for Black Nurses.” The authors concluded the program was a success for both participants, who increased their self-efficacy, and for the health center’s nurse executives, who learned which nurse leaders were eager to move into senior positions.