A Program to Help Nurse Leaders Understand Washington

The American Academy of Nursing, in partnership with the American Nurses Foundation, the American Nurses Association, and the Institute of Medicine, is inviting applications for its Distinguished Institute of Medicine Nurse Scholar-in-Residence program, a year-long residential leadership opportunity in health policy in Washington, D.C.

The residency is billed as an immersion experience for nurse leaders interested in playing a role in health policy at the national level, with plenty of chances for networking. 

The residency includes a grant of $90,000; $5,000 for related expenses; an office at the Institute of Medicine; and an intensive two-month orientation in federal health policy formation coordinated by IOM. To be eligible, nurse scholars and nurse policy experts must be a current member of the academy, with preference given to those who are also members of IOM.

Of coures, all this sounds pretty familiar to anyone who's been following RWJF's efforts to engage more nurse leaders in policymaking. As it happens, though, this residency has been for over a decade. So clearly the view that nurses can be key allies in advancing policy reforms isn't new.  

The deadline is April 1, 2015. 

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