Maine Nurse Chosen as Mentor for National Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy


(Brewer, Me) – EMHS is proud to announce that Amy Cotton, nurse practitioner and director of Operations and Senior Service Quality for EMHS Continuum of Care was one of twelve national mentors selected for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s 2010-2011 Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.

Amy LeClair, BSN, RN, Kindred Healthcare, was selected to work with Cotton during the past 18 months on the development of a project that cultivates her leadership skills and knowledge of geriatric nursing. During this extensive mentorship, LeClair developed an assisted living culture change model that enhances older adult’s wellness through person-centered care, activities, spiritual renewal, and exercise.

“It has been a wonderful experience to mentor Amy LeClair. She is passionate about improving healthcare delivery for older adults. With an increasingly aging society, it is essential we have nurse leaders who are positioned to address the healthcare needs of older adults,” Cotton commented.

On October 29, LeClair and Cotton will present LeClair’s project during the Sigma Theta Tau’s International Honor Society of Nursing’s biennial meeting in Grapevine, Texas.

Sigma Theta Tau International Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy is funded by the John A Hartford Foundation in partnership with the Hartford Foundation’s Centers for Geriatric Nursing. The academy aims to prepare and position nurses to influence practice and patient outcomes in geriatric healthcare.

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