The AONL Nurse Manager Fellowship is a year-long professional development program designed to target the unique leadership development needs of nurse managers through an in-depth environment of learning. The fellowship program seeks to prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health, based on the Nurse Manager Learning Domain Framework, developed by AONL. Participants strengthen their current skills, master new competencies and continue the life-long learning needed for the next generation of successful nurse leaders.
- Voice as a leader
- Conflict navigation
- Appreciative inquiry and practice
- Reflective practice
- Fun in the workplace
- Staff engagement and retention
Fellowship participants come from various practice settings that provide direct patient/client care across the care continuum. Applicants should have a minimum of one year experience as a nurse manager. 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
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 managers from small, rural or critical access health care organizations are available from the AONL Foundation. *Must be accepted into the Nurse Manager Fellowship to qualify for financial aid.
Required Application Documents
2020 Nurse Manager 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.
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.