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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150313
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Honors Education: A Process of Leadership Discovery
Abstract:
Honors Education: A Process of Leadership Discovery
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Gillis, Angela Josephine, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:St. Francis Xavier University
Title:Professor of Nursing
The initiation of a revolutionary approach to leadership development in undergraduate nursing education is described in this presentation. St. Francis Xavier University, the number one ranked undergraduate university in Canada, has developed a special stream of its generic BScN program that leads to an Honors degree. The Honors program is part of a new strategy for meeting diverse leadership needs by appropriately diverse means to develop leadership talents in new graduates. This program, the first of its type in Canada, is designed to produce nursing leaders and scholars for the 21st Century who will possess the core competencies for leadership in diverse environments. These include conceptual, participation, interpersonal and leadership competencies, all of which are developed in the special Honors stream. The presentation will show how humanistic thinking is used to create an educational leadership experience. The central objective of the experience is the development of leadership potential and scholarship through the provision of academic challenge to students of excellent academic ability and motivation, and concurrently the recognition of students’ success in meeting such leadership challenges. Emphasis of the presentation will be on practical examples of how student learning activities lead to leadership development. The “philosophy” of Honors education, as well as, the pragmatic experiences of the founder of the St. FX Honors program “living this philosophy” are presented. The process used to gain faculty and administrative support is highlighted, as well as, a discussion of the specifics regarding recruitment, selection, and retention of students in the program; and course and learning requirements. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the challenges of Honors undergraduate education. It will show how Honors education with appropriate coaching and mentoring has lead to successful leadership development in nursing graduates, and recruitment of the brightest and best into the profession.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHonors Education: A Process of Leadership Discoveryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150313-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Honors Education: A Process of Leadership Discovery</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gillis, Angela Josephine, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Francis Xavier University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">agillis@stfx.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The initiation of a revolutionary approach to leadership development in undergraduate nursing education is described in this presentation. St. Francis Xavier University, the number one ranked undergraduate university in Canada, has developed a special stream of its generic BScN program that leads to an Honors degree. The Honors program is part of a new strategy for meeting diverse leadership needs by appropriately diverse means to develop leadership talents in new graduates. This program, the first of its type in Canada, is designed to produce nursing leaders and scholars for the 21st Century who will possess the core competencies for leadership in diverse environments. These include conceptual, participation, interpersonal and leadership competencies, all of which are developed in the special Honors stream. The presentation will show how humanistic thinking is used to create an educational leadership experience. The central objective of the experience is the development of leadership potential and scholarship through the provision of academic challenge to students of excellent academic ability and motivation, and concurrently the recognition of students&rsquo; success in meeting such leadership challenges. Emphasis of the presentation will be on practical examples of how student learning activities lead to leadership development. The &ldquo;philosophy&rdquo; of Honors education, as well as, the pragmatic experiences of the founder of the St. FX Honors program &ldquo;living this philosophy&rdquo; are presented. The process used to gain faculty and administrative support is highlighted, as well as, a discussion of the specifics regarding recruitment, selection, and retention of students in the program; and course and learning requirements. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the challenges of Honors undergraduate education. It will show how Honors education with appropriate coaching and mentoring has lead to successful leadership development in nursing graduates, and recruitment of the brightest and best into the profession.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:21:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:21:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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