The American Nurses Association (ANA) Partners with Capella University to Develop Programs for the ANA Leadership Institute

  The American Nurses Association (ANA) Partners with Capella University to
  Develop Programs for the ANA Leadership Institute

    Programs to utilize advanced technology combined with expert faculty,
                    innovation and evidence-based practice

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- July 12, 2013

Capella University ( and the American Nurses Association (ANA)
have signed an agreement to develop programs and offerings for the ANA
Leadership Institute to advance the preparation and education of nurse
leaders. The ANA has signed a similar agreement with The Ohio State University
College of Nursing. Capella University is an accredited online university*
that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree
programs. As of March 31, 2013, more than 36,000 students were pursuing an
online degree at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s
students and alumni can be found at

The ANA Leadership Institute offers programs across three leadership tracks:
Emerging Leaders, Developing Leaders and Advanced Leaders. Drawing on the
expertise of key leaders from the ANA and the nursing industry, Capella will
work with the ANA to develop the curriculum for the emerging and developing
leader tracks, along with powering the learning platform for those tracks. In
addition, the ANA Leadership Institute is currently offering an on-demand
five-part webinar series within the developing leaders track, which is powered
by Capella University.

“With these two partner organizations, we are able to build on ANA’s rich
tradition of excellence through the competency-based approach combined with
the technology and online learning platform of Capella University. Along with
the faculty reputation and evidence-based instruction of The Ohio State
University College of Nursing, this will allow us to enrich the learning
experience of programs offered through our ANA Leadership Institute,” stated
Marla Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEO of the ANA.

The ANA Leadership Institute designs programs to reach the emerging,
developing and advanced nurse leader, regardless of past experience or
training, to help advance their careers and leadership opportunities to
improve the health care system, health care delivery, and to influence the
overall health of society.

“Nurses have inherent leadership qualities that, with additional preparation,
education, and skills-building experiences, can enhance the overall impact of
the profession on the health care system,” added Weston.

In addition to in-person advanced instruction provided by a nationally
recognized leadership faculty that includes Tim Porter O’Grady, DM, EdD,
ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, GCNS-BC, NEA-BC, CWCN, CFCN; Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN,
FAAN; Scott Graham, PhD, USAF Lt. Col. (ret.); Bernadette Melnyk; and ANA
leaders; the ANA Leadership Institute will offer a large portfolio of online
coaching and educational experiences for emerging and developing leaders.

“We are honored that Capella University has been chosen to create, host and
maintain a learning ecosystem to support selected ANA Leadership Institute
offerings. Outside of Capella’s online nursing degree offerings, the ANA
Leadership Institute is another way Capella can bring our online learning
expertise to nurses across the country in order to support career development
and leadership advancement within the nursing profession,”stated Scott
Kinney, president of Capella University.

“The technological sophistication combined with the experienced faculty will
take ANA light years ahead as an organization, as well as the nursing
profession, in the current and evolving health care environment,” concluded

New program offerings for emerging, developing and advanced nurse leaders will
be available live and online in September. Interested learners can visit for more information and to register for these

About Capella University
Capella University ( is an accredited online university* that
has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for
working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in
master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education,
health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human
services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership,
nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and
social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business,
information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those
areas, Capella currently offers 145 graduate and undergraduate specializations
and 22 certificate programs. More than 36,000 learners were enrolled as of
March 31, 2013, from all 50 states and 61 other countries. Capella is
committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced
business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For
more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA

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*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a
member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor,
Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

About the American Nurses Association: ANA is the only full-service
professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1
million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses
associations and its organizational affiliates. ANA advances the nursing
profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the
rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of
nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care
issues affecting nurses and the public. For more information, visit or

About The Ohio State University College of Nursing: The Ohio State University
College of Nursing is the world’s preeminent college known for transforming
health and transforming lives through innovative academic programs and
research that improves outcomes and evidence-based clinical practice. OSU’s
College of Nursing exists to revolutionize healthcare and promote the highest
levels of wellness in diverse individuals and communities throughout the
nation and globe. The College of Nursing is part of the largest health science
campus in the nation that is comprised of seven health sciences colleges,
including dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, public health and
veterinary medicine. Please visit us at


Media Contact:
Capella University
Michael Walsh, 612-977-5661
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