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Nurse Director Fellowship

The AONL Nurse Director Fellowship is a year-long professional development program targeting the unique leadership development needs of individuals accountable for the planning, directing and coordinating the operations of multiple units/departments or service lines in support of the strategic direction of nursing and the organization. The program provides an in-depth environment of learning and incorporates the AONL Nurse Executive Competencies. Participants strengthen their current skills, acquire new competencies and continue life-long learning needed for the next generation of successful nurse executives.

Develop the Following Skills
  • Creating a high-performance culture
  • Immunity to change
  • Reflective practice
  • Influence and executive presence
  • Team building and fostering trust
Who should apply?

Fellowship participants come from various practice settings that provide care across the care continuum. Applicants should have a minimum of one year experience at the director level. Job title is not the determining factor, but rather the role and responsibilities of the applicant’s position as detailed in a current job description.

The fellowship includes

Applications will open in August


Requirements & Tuition

Participants must invest the time and energy needed to complete all components of the fellowship program. Attendance at all in-person retreats is mandatory. The program fee includes five face-to-face meetings, all course materials, onsite meeting fees and registration fees for the AONL Annual Conference, Advocacy Day and AHA Summit. The fellow is responsible for all additional expenses including travel, accommodations and meals not provided during the meeting sessions.

Financial aid opportunities available for nurse directors from small, rural or critical access health care organizations are available from the AONL Foundation. *Must be accepted into the Nurse Director Fellowship to qualify for financial aid.

Required Application Documents

Contact AONL for the current Nurse Director Fellowship schedule.

Cancellations and Withdrawals

All cancellations and withdrawals must be submitted in writing. For cancellations or withdrawals received on or before December 20, 2019, tuition will be returned, less a processing fee of 10 percent. As of December 21, 2019 no refunds will be made.

Accreditation Statement

The American Organization for Nursing Leadership is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact AONL for questions.