Blanca Miller and Mary Volle Cranston, instructional assistant professors of Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing, have been selected as Illinois Nursing Leader Fellowship participants for the upcoming year.

The Illinois Nurse Leader Fellowship is a program dedicated to the development and support of managers and new directors from diverse practice environments throughout the state. Incorporating education, mentoring and networking, the fellowship is designed to build and enhance leadership skills and competencies.

The program runs from November through July and consists of four interactive sessions, independent work and a project in the participant’s workplace setting. Upon completion, graduates agree to serve as mentors to future participants.

The Illinois Nursing Leader Fellowship is sponsored by the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders and Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition in an effort to enhance the professional development of Illinois nurse leaders across the state.