Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowships

The Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship (ACPF) program provides registered nurses (RN) or nurse practitioners (NP) the opportunity to have a focused self-directed learning experience to develop clinical, leadership or best practice guideline implementation knowledge and skills, with support from a mentor(s), the organization where the RN/NP is employed, and RNAO. This initiative is aimed at developing and promoting nursing knowledge and expertise, and improving client care and health outcomes in Ontario. Clients are defined as individuals, families, groups or communities.

The length of the program is 12 weeks (full-time) or 20 weeks (part-time) for a total of 450 hours.

Following the announcement made at RNAO’s 2015 Annual General Meeting, RNAO has partnered with Associated Medical Services (AMS) and will be offering eight fellowships per year for the next three years that will focus on humane, compassionate person centred-care. This new fellowship, known as the AMS/RNAO fellowship, will supplement the existing ACPF fellowships, allowing RNs and NPs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in compassionate person-centred care, through all aspects of care delivery across the continuum of care.


A new request for proposals was issued on June 27, 2016 for a new round of ACPF and AMS/RNAO fellowships that will occur any time during the period of October 11, 2016 – February 1st, 2017.

For this cycle, only applications for full time fellowships are being reviewed.

Important Dates
Deadline to Notify RNAO of Intention to Submit a Proposal: July 26, 2016
Online form: https://myrnao.ca/ACPFIntentSummer2016
Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2016
(BOTH an electronic copy and two paper copies must be received by RNAO Office by 3 pm EST; emailed proposals will NOT be accepted)
Results released to Applicants: September 30, 2016

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