Accelerate Your Transition to an Executive Role

The AONE Nurse Executive Fellowship is a highly interactive nine-month program designed for nurses new to senior executive roles. Participants in the fellowship will develop critical executive competencies to lead in complex systems and to influence and inspire the nursing workforce and others.

This program uses expert faculty, thoughtful dialogue with peers, experiential simulation methodology and situational analysis to engage participants and equip them to address the challenges that nurse executives face.

Participants complete a validated personality assessment process used extensively in the corporate world and adapted for use in health care. Results indicating usual tendencies, stress tendencies and motivators are discussed 1:1 with a certified coaching professional.

The fellowship includes

  • Three intensive face-to-face meetings
  • Webinars and virtual small groups
  • Validated personality assessment with 1:1 coaching
  • Cohort of peers
  • Opportunity to earn a Certificate in Executive Leadership from AONE
  • Registration to the AONE 2019 annual meeting

Develop the following skills

  • Strategic thinking and decision making
  • Executive presence and C-suite communication skills
  • Methods for innovation and change leadership
  • Governance and board relations
  • Executive business skills and how to leverage big data

Who should apply?

Novice senior nurse executives with 0 to three years of experience in an executive role, including CNO, VP of Patient Services, System Director and COO.


The program fee includes three face-to-face meetings, webinars, personality assessment with 1:1 coaching session, and registration fees for the AONE 2019 annual meeting. The fellow is responsible for all additional expenses including travel, accommodations and meals not provided during the meeting sessions.

Member $13,000 | Non-member $14,000

Application is closed


Application Dates

  • 29Oct
    Application Deadline
    October 29, 2018

  • 1Nov
    Acceptance Notification
    November 1, 2018

Face-to-Face Schedule

  • 23-25Jan
    Session 1
    January 23-25, 2019
  • 9-13Apr
    Session 2*
    San Diego
    April 9-13, 2019
  • 19-21Sep
    Session 3
    September 19-21, 2019
*Session 2 starts with a dinner on April 9 and is in conjunction with the AONE 2019 annual meeting April 10-13.

Continuing Education Contact Hours

This fellowship is approved for continuing nursing education contact hours. Fellows will earn a minimum of 50 contact hours with the opportunity to earn more. The American Organization of Nurse Executives is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Cancellations & Withdrawals

All cancellations and withdrawals must be submitted in writing. For cancellations or withdrawals received on or before December 20, 2018, tuition will be returned, less a processing fee of 10 percent. As of December 21, 2018 no refunds will be made.

Contact Beverly Hancock for questions or if you are interested in future courses.