NANN's 2019-2020 Emerging Leader Fellowship (ELF)
The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) is pleased to partner with Synova Associates to provide the Emerging Leader Fellowship (ELF) program.
NANN and Synova Partnership
NANN and Synova Associates have partnered to develop the Emerging Leader Fellowship program. Whether your goals are to be a NICU leader, a leader within NANN, or want to add transferable leadership skills, this program is for you. The focus of your personal leadership goals —whether they are association based or hospital based—will determine your program experience. NANN and Synova will provide you with goal-specific information and content and your project/case study will be aligned with your goals.
The ELF program’s objective is to grow and develop emerging neonatal nurses and APRNs who have been identified as having leadership potential. By equipping future leaders with translatable and transferable leadership skills, participants will be better prepared to succeed and flourish within their professional, personal, and volunteer environments.
The application deadline is Thursday, August 15 and accepted fellows will be notified on Friday, August 30, 2019.
What is the Emerging Leader Fellowship (ELF) program?
The Emerging Leader Fellowship program is an nine-month program for NANN members who wish to grow as leaders through NANN, their workplace, or a local organization. The program encourages you to develop your leadership skills and give back to the profession through volunteering. At the conclusion of the fellowship, each participant will complete a capstone or case study project that showcases leadership growth, either in the hospital or with NANN, and present a poster at the 2020 NANN Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Applicants must be NANN members in good standing, or must agree to join NANN if selected. NANN and Synova will select ten applicants for the program.
Who can apply for the Emerging Leader Fellowship (ELF) program? Applicants must be:
- NANN members in good standing, or must agree to join NANN if selected.
- Currently practicing in neonatal nursing in a role such as clinical care, education, research, administration, or consulting.
- Able to confirm 3 years of nursing experience and no more than 1 year in a NICU Manager position. There is no limit to how many years in Assistant Manager, Resource Nurse, staff nurse etc. role.
- ADN credentialed and preferably BSN credentialed.
- Able to attend all required meetings, including monthly virtual meetings, the 2019 NANN Preconference and Annual Meeting, October 9-12, 2019, the Synova NICU Leadership Forum Preconference and General Meeting, April 19-23, 2020, and the 2020 NANN Annual Conference to present the capstone project.
- Willing to engage with NANN through committee, task force, chapter, or micro-volunteer roles shortly after the program graduation.
Is there a fee associated with the Emerging Leader Fellowship (ELF) program?
The tuition for the program is $1500 (scholarships are available). The tuition includes all course materials as well as registration fees for the 2019 NANN conference in Savannah, GA and the 2020 NICU Leadership Forum in Naples, FL. Also included in the tuition are pre-conference sessions at both conferences: a day exclusively for Emerging Leader Fellows at NANN and the New Leader Bootcamp at NICU Leadership Forum.
While conference travel and hotel are not covered in the program tuition, partial and full need-based scholarships are available for travel/hotel as well. The highest rated applicants will be accepted regardless of financial need.
Is there CNE available with the Emerging Leader Fellowship (ELF) Program?
Yes, over 50 hours of CNE.
How do I apply for the Emerging Leader Fellowship (ELF) program?
Application requirements include:
- Complete an online application (either on Synova or NANN website – do not apply through both websites), including submission of current CV
- Fellows must commit to attend all scheduled virtual meetings, the NANN pre-conference and national meeting and the NICU Leadership Forum pre-conference and meeting.
- Identify internal mentor from within their hospital. The internal mentor must be in a current management role that is senior to the fellow and work in the NICU or NICU chain of command in the hospital. He/she will be required to complete the Mentor Agreement Form that will include a short personal recommendation.
- Submit a Leader Agreement Form from their immediate supervisor agreeing to time off for all scheduled meetings
- Fellows must be NANN members or they must agree to join NANN if selected
- Fellows agree to engage with NANN through committee, task force, chapter, or micro-volunteer roles shortly after the program graduation
Please contact Molly Anderson, Director, Membership, Marketing & Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.375.4897 with any questions.
Fellowship Program Schedule
|Sept. 15, 2019||
|Oct. 2019||NANN Conference and Emerging Leader Pre-Conference, Savannah, GA, October 9-12, 2019
|April 2020||NICU Leadership Forum and New Leader Bootcamp Pre-conference, Naples, FL, April 19 - 23, 2020