Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowships

Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowships

The Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship (ACPF) program provides registered nurses (RN) and 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  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.

Application Now Open!

A new request for proposals was issued on November 6, 2017 for a new round of ACPF fellowships that will occur any time during the period of April 16, 2018 – February 1st, 2019.

Applying is now easier than ever! Submit your application in 3 easy steps:

  1. Review the Request for Proposals here
  2. Alert us of your Intent to Submit here
  3. Complete and Submit your application online here

Note: You may complete your responses in the application template found below, but must submit your final application online.

ACPF 2018-2019 Important Dates

Fellowship Cycle

RFP Issue Date

Intent to Submit Deadline

Application Deadline

(April 16, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019)

November 6, 2017

January 8, 2018

January 15, 2018

(Sept 4, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019)

March 5, 2018

May 4, 2018

May 18, 2018

(Oct 9, 2018 - Feb 1, 2019)

May 17, 2018

July 13, 2018

July 27, 2018

*Please note the Summer RFP is contingent on funding availability.
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