Leadership for Academic Nursing

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AACN sponsors an executive leadership fellowship tailored specifically for aspiring and new deans. Designed to prepare a more diverse pool of leaders for nursing programs, this professional development experience encompasses an assessment and evaluation of leadership skills, opportunities for strategic networking and case study development, consultation to achieve long-term goals, and identification of key partnerships.


Register for Informative WebinaR

Thinking about applying? Join us on January 12 at 2:00 pm (ET) for an informative webinar led by program facilitators that not only provides insight into the process and program content, but gives you an opportunity to speak directly with LANP fellows about the impact it has had on their leadership development.

2016 LANP Program

The 2016 Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) will be held July 24-28, 2016 in Annapolis, MD.

View Call for Applications

Applications must be received by AACN no later than midnight (ET) on April 1, 2016.

Meet the Leadership Fellows

Fellows are selected to participate in this program through a competitive application process. Each year since 2002, a cohort of 40 Fellows has engaged in professional development activities, including an assessment of current leadership style and skills, mentoring opportunities with an experienced dean, and work to accomplish identified goals. Representing a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills, the AACN Fellows have developed the necessary tools to be leaders in the academic nursing world.