BETHLEHEM — Jennifer Miller, director of nursing at the Bethlehem Commons at Good Samaritan Village in Delmar, is one of 21 nurses from New York nursing facilities who have completed the Foundation for Quality Care’s Director of Nursing Leadership Program.
The program is for nurses in senior management roles who aspire to become or remain leaders in the long-term care profession and is part of the Long Term Care Leadership Institute. The institute was developed by the Foundation for Quality Care, a not-for-profit research and educational foundation affiliated with the New York State Health Facilities Association.
Assisted by state funds, the program provides college-level credits through the State University of New York Institute of Technology’s School of Nursing and Health Systems in Utica.
“The Institute is even more critical in these times of staffing shortages and increased quality of care and financial pressures in the long-term care profession,” said Richard Patterson, executive director of the Foundation for Quality Care, in a release. “This program trains the current and most importantly, the next generation of nurse leaders who care for New York’s most frail populations.”