RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows Program Releases Call for 2014 Applications; Webinar for Applicants Set for Friday, November 1st

    • October 28, 2013

Greensboro, N.C.—The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program has released its Call for Applications for the 2014 class. The highly competitive program will award up to $35,000 to as many as 20 nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Those who are selected will join more than 200 nurse leaders who have participated in the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program since it began in 1998.

Executive Nurse Fellows are highly qualified nurses in senior executive positions.  During their three year fellowships, the fellows engage in intensive executive coaching, team-based action learning projects, leadership development activities, and other support to position them to lead change in the United States health care system. Fellows continue in their current positions during their fellowships, and simultaneously develop, plan, and implement a new initiative to improve health care delivery in their communities.

The program is open to registered nurses who hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, or national professional, governmental, and policy organizations. Candidates with racial, ethnic or gender diversity or with diverse leadership backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants can learn more in an optional informational application web conference on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET. Participants must register in advance at the program’s website, An archived edition of the conference will be available on the website at a later date.

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 14, 2014 at 3 p.m. ET.

The RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program is located at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and co-directed by: Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Beerstecher Blackwell Term Professor and former dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and David Altman, vice president and acting director of CCL EMEA.

Download the Call for Applications here.

Register for the November 1, 2013 web conference here.

For more information about the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program visit:

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