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Watkins One of Only 12 in Country to be Accepted as Fellow into Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy

Stacey Watkins, RN, MSN, a nursing director at Baptist Health Lexington, is one of only 12 nationwide to be accepted as a Fellow into the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GLNA).  The award was presented by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

In collaboration with the John A. Hartford Foundation Centers for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, the GNLA program pairs leadership mentors and fellows in an 18-month program featuring blended curriculum designed to empower nurses to effectively lead their organizations through challenging times regarding elder care.

At Baptist Health Lexington, Watkins has developed the Geriatric Care Team, an inter-professional team of healthcare workers established to create a culturally sensitive environment supportive to the needs of older adult patients.