Edge Runners

Transforming America’s Health System Through Nursing Solutions

The Edge Runner initiative recognizes nurse-designed models of care and interventions that impact cost, improve healthcare quality and enhance consumer satisfaction. Through its Edge Runner program, the Academy is mobilizing its fellows, health leaders and partner organizations to recognize nurses who are leading the way with new ideas to transform the health system. Non-fellows of the Academy are encouraged to apply.

Click here for more information on the criteria and application process. 
Read profiles of all of the Edge Runner models of care here.

Edge Runner Spotlight

ngaylord_-_Copy.jpgGloria J. McNeal

National University Nurse Managed Clinic

The National University Nurse-Managed Clinic (NUNMC) Project sought to shift the paradigm for the provision of healthcare services by taking the interprofessional healthcare team directly to the community to deliver primary care services onsite at designated locations throughout underserved neighborhoods in south Los Angeles County, at no cost to the patients served since 2016. The NUNMC Project is the fourth in a series of multimillion dollar corporate and federally-funded nurse-led clinics designed by Dr. Gloria McNeal over the course of nearly three decades. Read more.


A Nursing Life: Serving the Nation

An inspiring photojournalism project that documents the work of six Edge Runners

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Applications support the innovative work of nurses and demonstrate the holistic and integrated philosophy underlying nursing care. 

Application Process