Who should apply?

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 director. Job title is not the determining factor, but rather the role and responsibilities of the applicant's position as detailed in the current job description.

The director role is a level of management support and leadership between managers and executive level leadership. The individual 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.

What to expect

The Nurse Director Fellowship is a year-long professional development program designed to provide an in-depth environment of learning. The only program of its kind, the fellowship program seeks to support the IOM Future of Nursing recommendation to prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health. Participants strengthen their current skills, acquire new competencies and continue life-long learning needed for the next generation of successful nurse executives.


$7,500 (includes registration at the AONE Annual Meeting and the Health Forum AHA Leadership Summit).

Cancellations and Withdrawals
All cancellations and withdrawals must be submitted in writing. For cancellations or withdrawals received on or before January 10, 2017, tuition will be returned, less a processing fee of 10 percent. As of January 11, 2017, no refunds will be made.

For quesitons about the applicaiton process, contact MT Meadows.

Fellowship Schedule

  • 23Sept
    Fellowship Application Deadline
    September 23, 2016

  • 1Oct
    October 1, 2016

  • 11Jan
    Cancellation cutoff
    January 11, 2017

  • 7-10Feb
    Fort Worth, Texas
    February 7-10, 2017

  • 25-29July
    AHA Leadership Summit
    San Diego, Calif.
    July 25-29, 2017

  • 24-27Oct
    October 24-27, 2017