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.
All proposal development workshops are listed on our events calendar. 
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**New this year**
Following the announcement made at the RNAOs 2015 Annual General Meeting, RNAO has partnered with 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.
Applicants that have applied for the current ACPF (cycle 35) fellowships will be considered for the AMS/RNAO Fellowships, should their proposal address this topic area. Another RFP will be released later this year, for both RNAO ACPF and AMS/RNAO Fellowships. Please keep checking this website for more information.