AONL Fellow Designation

Recognizing exemplary nurse leaders

The AONL Fellow Designation recognizes exemplary nurse leaders who have made significant and sustained contributions to the specialty of nursing leadership and to AONL. Nurse leaders who attain this prestigious honor are committed to shaping the future of nursing leadership through expert leadership practice, mentoring developing leaders, and contributing to AONL at the regional and national levels.

Gain recognition from your peers as part of an elite group of AONL members working to advance the field of nursing leadership as a recipient of the AONL Fellow Designation. AONL members at all levels of leadership and in the wide diversity of settings members represent are encouraged to apply. The AONL Fellow Designation is attainable regardless of position title or elected office, through achievement of the designation criteria.

“FAONL carries with it a special stamp of a nurse leader who has demonstrated significant impact in the nursing leadership profession and is committed to continuing to make a difference in our profession.” — Bob Dent, 2019 FAONL Inductee

Benefits of the AONL Fellow Designation

Use of the AONL Fellow credential.

Inclusion in the Directory of AONL Fellows.

New AONL Fellows are invited to an induction ceremony.

Recognition as a top-tier nurse leader in the AONL community.

Applications due September 27 3:00 p.m. CT

Fellow Application Components

Eligibility Requirements

Important Dates

If you have questions about the AONL Fellow Designation, please contact AONL.