The AONE Nurse Director Fellowship is the first of its kind program to target the unique leadership development needs of the individual who is 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 fellowship incorporates the AONE Nurse Executive Competencies.

What to expect

The Nurse Director Fellowship is a year-long professional development program designed to provide an in-depth environment of learning. Participants strengthen their current skills, acquire new competencies and continue life-long learning needed for the next generation of successful nurse executives.

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.

Requirements & Tuition

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

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Application Dates

  • 17Sep
    Fellowship Application Deadline
    September 17, 2018

  • 13Oct
    Acceptance Notification
    October 13, 2018

  • 20Dec
    Cancellation cutoff
    December 20, 2018

Fellowship Schedule

  • 11-15Feb
    Session One | New Orleans
    February 11-15, 2019

  • 10-13Apr
    Session Two | AONE Annual Meeting
    April 10-13, 2019
    San Diego
  • 14-15May
    Session Three | AONE Advocacy Day
    May 14-15, 2019
    Washington, D.C.
  • 24-27Jul
    Session Four | AHA Leadership Summit
    July 24-27, 2019
    San Diego
  • 5-8Nov
    Session Five | Chicago
    November 5-8, 2019

Cancellations and 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 Shanna Sweeney for questions.