Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowships

The ACPF is designed to provide a Registered Nurse (RN) with 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 is employed, and the RNAO.  This initiative is aimed at developing and promoting nursing knowledge and expertise, and improving client care and 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. Broadly identified target areas for these Fellowships include the Government of Ontario high needs areas of Emergency Care, Gerontology, Home Health Care, Mental Health Care, Primary Health Care, and Marginalized Populations.

New this year

Following the announcement made at the RNAOs 2015 Annual General Meeting, RNAO has partnered with Associated Medical Services (AMS) and will be offering eight new fellowships per year for the next three years that will be focus on humane, compassionate person centred-care. These new fellowships, known as AMS/RNAO Fellowships, will supplement the existing Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship (ACPF), allowing more nurses and nurse practitioners the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in compassionate person-centred care, through all aspects of care delivery across the continuum of care.

ACPF Questions and Answer Sessions


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Next Request for Proposals will be released March 2, 2016 with a submission deadline of May 19, 2016 at 4pm.

RNAO-AMS Fellowship Information Session

This webinar will help you:

  • Provide an overview of the AMS Phoenix Program
  • Explain and provide examples of the AMS Phoenix core themes
  • Provide examples of activities that relate to the AMS Phoenix core themes
  • Relate the AMS Phoenix core themes to relevant RNAO BPGs
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