Institute for Nursing Leadership

The Academy launched the Institute for Nursing Leadership that will serve as the umbrella for nurse appointments and leadership development. This is made possible through a generous matching grant from Pfizer, Inc.

In addition, the Academy is a member of the Steering Committee for the national Nurses on Boards Coalition supporting the Campaign for Action's goal of achieving 10,000 nurse appointments by 2020.

All of the Academy fellows are accomplished leaders in research, policy, education and/or practice. And, all fellows are in a position to lead change and improve the health of their community and country. Many Academy fellows have been appointed or elected to serve governments and organizations at the national, state, and local levels. Click here to view a few organizations in which the Academy's fellows have served or currently serve.

Fellows can see open appointments at our Service Opportunities section.

Both current Fellows and 2016 Inductees interested in being appointed to national and state governing boards of health-related entities, councils, commissions and task forces are encouraged to participate in the Academy's Leadership Workshop, sponsored by Dean Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, George Washington University School of Nursing, and Leadership Luncheon, sponsored by the University of Southern California School of Social Work. 

Registrations are limited for the Leadership Workshop and Luncheon. Please click here for tickets.

In order to make the most out of your experience at the Leadership Workshop, the Institute would like you to fill out the Board-Readiness Self-Assessment Worksheet. This worksheet will enable the presenters to tailor the discussion to your needs. Please complete the entire form by October 7, 2016 and send to Kaylen Hickman at


Appointments That Matter Essay Series

One of the Institute’s aims is to prepare Fellows for appointments to key national/international and state governing boards of health-related entities/systems, councils, commissions, and task forces. The members of the Institute’s National Advisory Council want to be helpful on a more frequent and continuing basis; thus each will post an essay every month. All Fellows and other interested nurses can view the essays below: