Emerging Leader Fellowship

The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) is pleased to partner with Synova Associates to provide the Emerging Leader Fellowship (ELF) program.

2023 Emerging Leader Fellowship Cohort

Alexandra Bhatiani
Ashley Cartwright
Janneth Cortes
Roshena Hill
Stephanie Johnson
Kimberly Mullen
Jessica Nagra
Grace Oakley
Kathryn Victoria Ochoa
Ashley Trent Richardson
Heather Soler
Melissa Wilson

Course Description

The Emerging Leader Fellowship is a virtual 5-month, joint program between the National Association of Neonatal Nurses and Synova Associates. The purpose of the Emerging Leader Fellowship is to provide neonatal nurses a unique learning structure devised to maximize their leadership potential personally and professionally. Skills attained will prepare participants to thrive in today’s fast-paced, rapidly evolving healthcare environment. Participants will develop and implement a mini-project, designed to improve outcomes in their various healthcare settings. 

Emerging Leader Fellowship Program Overview

Please review the Emerging Leader Fellowship Program Overview for Program Objectives, Fellow Expectations, Fellowship Program Structure and a complete schedule of meeting dates. Selected applicants are expected to attend all scheduled Emerging Leader Fellowship Program meetings.

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Applications will include several open ended questions, a letter of recommendation must be less than 400 words (doc. format) and must include the name, title, organization and contact information for the individual writing the recommendation. In addition, a video response is included for one question (“selfie” taping is acceptable and professional taping is unnecessary – we want to see authenticity!)

Important dates:

December 4, 2023: Application deadline
January 11, 2023: Acceptance notifications begin
February 1, 2023: Accepted applicants deadline to confirm participation
February 22, 2023: Program fees due
March 8, 2023: Program begins

Emerging Leader Fellowship Tuition

Program tuition is $1250 per fellow, paid in full before the program commences. Tuition covers all program materials, coursework and training. Fellows must supply their own computer and internet connection. (Needs-based, partial tuition awards are available.)


Please contact Molly Anderson, Director of Membership, Marketing, and Communications at [email protected].

Listen to what our 2019-2020 graduates have to say about their Emerging Leader Fellowship experience.

Apply for the 2024 ELF program today!