Public Health Nurse Leadership Development Program Application Opens


RWJF Seeks Applicants for New Leadership Development Program for Public Health Nurses

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking applicants for a new program designed to build leadership capacities of public health nurses.

Public Health Nurse Leaders: Leveraging Nurse Leaders to Build a Culture of Health
is a two-year leadership development program that will develop up to 24 senior-level public health nurse leaders (PHNL) to build partnerships around RWJF’s vision for a Culture of Health and integrate that work into the Campaign for Action‘s state Action Coalitions.

Key Dates

Feb. 18: Application is available online

March 9

  • RWJF holds web conference for applicants, 1:00-2:00 pm ET. Registration is required and can be done here .
  • RWJF holds web conference for PHNL collaborating Action Coalitions, 2:30-3:30 pm ET. Registration is required and can be done here.

April 17: Deadline for receipt of proposals

July 2015: Notification of awards

Sept. 1: Funding period begins

Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Session I for Public Health Nurse Leaders in Greensboro, North Carolina

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Public Health Nurse Leader awards are open to registered nurses (RN) currently in a leadership position with a progressively senior leadership trajectory in public health governmental organizations. RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows and Alumni are not eligible to apply.

Applicants will:

  • Have a strong professional record that reflects positions of increasing leadership responsibility and the potential to achieve higher levels of leadership effectiveness.
  • Have the vision, passion and capability to make a substantial impact on health and health care through a public and population health lens.
  • Have a letter of support from the employing organization for the PHNL’s active engagement in two consecutive years of structured learning, self-study and engagement with the Action Coalition.
  • Provide a letter of commitment from their state’s Action Coalition that a relationship has begun (or is already is place) between the PHNLs and their state Action Coalition and that an ongoing collaboration will continue to build a Culture of Health in their state.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
  • Individual candidates for receipt of award funds must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.

Learn more about the program here.

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