Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy 2022 Applications

To view the Leadership Academy 2022 Application, click here.

All applications must be submitted to Sarah Royster via email or direct mail by October 29, 2021 by 5 pm.

To submit via email: Attach PDF and send to

To submit via mail: Address to Sarah Royster at 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave #250, Raleigh, NC 27609


Learn and Develop to Better Lead Nursing Forward®

Do you have what it takes to be a leader? One of NCNA’s most popular and successful programs over the last few years has been our Leadership Academy.

The program includes a series of leadership workshops that prompt participants to consider how leadership happens and what perils and possibilities are present as nurses lead themselves, others, and the community. This program empowers nurses to think outside the box while improving their skills as communicators and advocates in professional, civic, and community arenas.

Learn more about the Leadership Academy


“The Leadership Academy made learning fun in a collegial environment. The skills I obtained will help me to excel not only professionally, but personally. I am a better team member and leader for the experiences the Academy provided, and I have created lasting relationships with nursing professionals across the state. I would strongly encourage others to use this valuable tool in helping to develop their best self!”
Christine Bazik, CRNA, MSN
Leadership Academy Graduate




Elaine Alexander, Asheville*
Tonya (Heather) Anderson, Harrisburg*
Jennise Kelson, Waxhaw*
Reginald Brown, Fayetteville*
LaShanda Brown, Winston Salem*
Romona Carver, Thomasville*
William Cobb, Winston Salem
Susan Foster-Dixon, Greenville*
Tammi Hicks, Zebulon*
Matthew Newton, Clemmons
Nicole Reavis, Kernersville*
Kimberly Schnitzler, Huntersville*
Christen Seguin, Clemmons*
Haleigh (Jade) Tate, Elkin*
Anne Vail, Charlotte*
Jennifer Wells, Hope Mills*
Denise Tola, Durham*
Lynn Harris, Hillsborough*
Patricia Wadford, Wilmington
Nicolette Hines, Mount Olive*


* NCNA Members

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Graduates of Past Classes