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Each class of the Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders is deliberately small and inclusive so that Fellows will receive individualized attention and a cohesive, supportive experience.

Being in a room full of leaders who look like me, who have shared similar experiences, has settled me and made me feel seen as a leader and professional.”

If you are a nurse in a managerial/leadership role or in a faculty position, have three or less years’ experience in that role/position and you would like to be considered as a fellow, please apply here. Application deadline is to be announced.

Tuition for the 5-day Academy

  • $3,000

Applicant Criteria

  • A Master of Science in Nursing is preferred
  • Serving in a leadership role less than 5 years
  • Are committed to expanding and supporting diversity in nursing leadership
  • Leadership support from your dean, chief nursing officer or direct supervisor
  • Have identified a mentor at your institution or organization 
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the upcoming March 11-15 academy has been postponed and will be combined with the next Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders to be held November 18-22, 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you will be able to attend the November academy. You may apply here.  Please contact Beth Sims should you have any questions.


If you have questions, please email co-directors Mamie Williams or Rolanda Johnson

The Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders was developed to help new nursing faculty and new nurse leaders build the skills, gain the knowledge and build a network of colleagues and mentors to help them advance their careers and in turn, mentor other emerging nurse leaders.