Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of the program?

  • Tuition is $1,500. Apply by May 15, 2024 to receive a 25% discount ($375 value)

are the selection criteria for the program?

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is preferred.
  • Service as an officer or chair of a committee at your organization is preferred.
  • Are committed to expanding and supporting diversity in nursing leadership
  • A minimum of 3 years or more of nursing experience.
  • Leadership support from your dean, chief nursing officer or direct supervisor.
  • Have identified a mentor at your institution or organization. 

Other than attending the academy sessions in July, what is the ongoing time commitment for each fellow?

  • You will need to design and implement a career mapping plan; the time commitment for it will vary. You will have post-academy monthly meetings with your academy mentors at the six-month and one-year time frames.


What is the deadline to apply?

  • June 3, 2024

When will fellows be notified of acceptance?

  • June 17, 2024

How do I apply?

Am I eligible for tuition discounts through my nursing organization? 

  • The Academies for Diverse Aspiring and Emerging Nurse Leaders are endorsed by several nursing organizations including: The National Association of Hispanic Nurses and The American Association of Men in Nursing. Active members benefit from a 10% tuition discount* upon validation of membership. A discount code will be provided upon acceptance and prior to payment. Please contact your organization or Beth Sims for more details.

Who do I contact for more information?