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Star Leadership Institute

The PSNA Star Leadership Institute is a three-day hybrid-model leadership program. Attended by healthcare providers from across the state, the Institute teaches participants enhanced leadership competencies, the role of leadership within complex health systems, and the value of interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Institute provides:

  • An engaging and supportive learning environment
  • Subject matter experts to develop leadership skills
  • Opportunities to expand professional networks
  • Connections with professionals
  • A blend of interactive group exercises, reading, and self-actualization


About the Program

The PSNA Star Leadership Institute moves beyond educating healthcare providers through a single lens to creating a collaborative learning experience for all members of the healthcare team. An expanding evidence base, complex patient care needs, and healthcare mergers and acquisitions emphasize the need for a thorough understanding of today’s multifaceted systems and real-life problems. Globalization, migration, and health disparities require interdisciplinary and inter-professional solutions for improving the accessibility, quality, and cost of our nation’s healthcare.

To improve work process and patient outcomes, future providers must be practice-ready and prepared to work in interdisciplinary teams. Knowledge sharing across disciplines and care environments will be necessary to solve patient and system challenges. The Institute brings diverse disciplines together in an interactive educational experience designed to develop inter-professional teams through a curricula focused on finance, regulation, team building and negotiation, quality improvement, communication, and healthcare policy.

PSNA is proud of our more than 190 Institute graduates who began their leadership journey using the wide-angle lens of inter-professional education.


Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Event Information

  • October 21, October 22, 2022 and April 21, 2023
  • Participants will identify a real-world problem of interest to them and of value to their organization. This will be developed into their Day 3 presentation. The project will be worked on in the months between Days 1, 2, and 3. The project will include: connecting with professionals in the organization and community; developing a hypothesis; identifying necessary resources; collecting and analyzing data; and finding a result. The project will align with the participant’s organization’s strategic objectives.
  • Day 3 will be held at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem.
  • Cost: $2,000 (PSNA Member), $2,500 (Non-PSNA Member)


Application and Agenda Information

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Questions: Kelly Stephens, Director of Professional Development, [email protected]


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