Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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.

Applications are now open! Submit your application in three easy steps: 

  1. Review the Request for Proposals
  2. Alert us of your - intent to submit
  3. Complete and submit your application online 

Please note: the AMS/RNAO stream will no longer be offered as a unique stream of the ACPF program. Please refer to 2020-2021 request for proposals to learn more about the streams funded by the Ontario government.

ACFP Information Webinar

Join us on Nov. 24, 2021, from 10-11 a.m. ET to learn more about the ACFP program, hear from a past fellow and ask questions.

Register now 

ACPF Important Dates

Fellowship CycleRFP Issue DateIntent to Submit DeadlineApplication Deadline
(Apr. 11, 2022 - Feb. 1, 2023)
Nov. 2, 2021Jan. 6, 2022Jan. 13, 2022

(Sept. 6, 2022 - Feb. 1, 2023)

March 3, 2022May 13, 2022May 19, 2022

*Note: Watch for new application changes for the Spring cycle


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