WI LEND Looking for Good Leaders: Nursing Traneeships Available – Apply Today!

The UW WI Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (WI LEND) is Looking for a Few Good Leaders: Nursing Traineeships Available!

Are you interested in developing your leadership skills as a nursing professional to help improve the health of children with special health care needs and make impactful changes in the health care system? Consider applying for the WI LEND program long-term nursing traineeships for the 2020-2021 academic year! Applications remain open!

About the WI LEND Training Program: The WI LEND program is an interdisciplinary leadership training program that is federally funded through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for graduate level health care providers. The training program is interdisciplinary and collaborative representing a wide range of health care disciplines and family leaders. Trainees are mentored by a faculty member of their specific discipline.

The Training Program Curriculum: Long-term trainees complete 300+ hours of training over 2 semesters (can be extended over 2 academic years, 4 semesters, if a student prefers). The traineeship curriculum includes didactic courses, practicum experiences in clinical and community settings, participation in public policy and legislative activities, education, and research. WI LEND trainees learn about Leadership, Public Health, Community Based Care, MCH/Title V Knowledge and Context, Interdisciplinary/Interprofessional Team Building, Cultural Competency, Family and Professional Partnerships, and Working with Communities and Systems.

Training is flexible and includes:

  • Participation in interdisciplinary clinics at the American Family Children’s Hospital and Waisman Center and on-going supervision & mentoring with WI LEND faculty
    • Experiences at community-based clinic sites
    • Participation in trainee seminars, tutorials and online learning modules
    • Completion of a family mentoring experience
    • Completion of a leadership/capstone project and presentation. Topics are varied and can be tailored to the interests of the individual.


Visit the WI LEND website https://wilend.waisman.wisc.edu/ for more information and contact:

Anne B. Harris, PhD, MPH, RDN
WI LEND Director
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
608-263-5796, harris@waisman.wisc.edu

This post was authored by Amy Corridon on 05/21/2020.