Wisconsin Nurse Leadership Academy

We’re busy planning more programs for 2018 – please check back in January…

The Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives (W-ONE) and Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) have proudly collaborated in creating the Wisconsin Nurse Leadership Academy for our nursing leaders of tomorrow. Read more about this innovative program in the JONA article by Joan Ellis Beglinger or the WNLA Brochure produced by the Wisconsin Center for Nursing.

All RN candidates for the WNLA must be nominated by the Chief Nursing Officer of their employing organization. Staff nurses aspiring to be nurse leaders and new managers from diverse practice environments are welcome to apply.
Each WNLA program consists of 2 on-site conference days followed by 1 additional on-site conference day six weeks later.  Participants must also complete assigned pre-work, conduct a personal ‘project’ at their workplace between class dates, and present the results of their project when returning on Day 3.


Please see the above FLYER for more information on the program, nomination/application process, and cost.
WNLA Standard Schedule for Days 1-2 and Day 3   NOTE: The final schedule for specific programs listed below may vary slightly from the Standard Schedule..

NEW Application process in 2017! 
The nominated candidate must complete the online application form – there is no paper application. The nominating CNO will need to provide certain information to the candidate prior to beginning the application – please see page 3 of the 2017 WNLA FLYER for a list of questions to prepare before beginning the online application form.


Click on a date below for more information specific to each of the 4 programs planned for 2017 – location, overnight room block, faculty and daily schedules. This information will be updated as the program plans are finalized by the sponsoring organizations.

WNLA-1: April 20-21 and June 2, 2017
Aurora Medical Center Grafton in Grafton

WNLA-2: May 16-17 and June 30, 2017
Bellin College in Green Bay

WNLA-3: September 21-22 and November 3, 2017
Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau

WNLA-4: September 28-29 and November 27, 2017
Gundersen Health System in La Crosse

We gratefully acknowledge support for the 2017 WNLA programs from:

QUESTIONS? Contact Megan at the WNA office at 608-221-0383 ext. 203.

Wisconsin Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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