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.

The steps to apply for an ACPF fellowship are:

  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 Government of Ontario.

ACPF 2020-2021 Important Dates

Fellowship CycleRFP Issue DateIntent to Submit DeadlineApplication Deadline
(Apr. 12, 2020 - Feb. 1, 2021)
Nov. 3, 2019Jan. 7, 2021Jan 14, 2021
(Sept. 6, 2021 - Feb. 1, 2022)
March 4, 2021May 6, 2021May 20, 2021

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


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Downloadable Files:
2020-2021 Proposal Application423.5 KB