Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute (APPLI)

We are excited to announce the launch of the Duke Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute (APPLI), an APP-led team based leadership development program based on the rich history of the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. We learned so much from our Duke J&J Nurse Leadership program fellows and collaborators over the past decade and are channeling these lessons and experiences into Duke APPLI. For more information about the Duke APPLI program, please visit

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Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program

The Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program launched in May 2013 with a mission to provide advanced practice nurses (APNs) with transformational leadership development.  This program aimed to prepare participants to implement positive change in their practice settings and communities, with a focus on underserved populations. Supported by Johnson & Johnson and based at Duke University School of Medicine‚Äôs Division of Community Health, this program has provided management learning experiences that supported APNs in achieving success in redesign efforts, advocacy, and health policy decision-making for nurse-managed healthcare initiatives. In 2020, the program invited interprofessional healthcare teams to participate in order to build team capacity to create, deliver and sustain healthcare transformation. The last cohort of program participants, 17 healthcare teams, graduated in May 2021. These diverse healthcare professionals join our empowered group of alumni who are improving operational performance and patient outcomes, and transforming healthcare in communities throughout the United States.  The legacy of this program spans 266 alumni across 41 states, and the diverse transformational healthcare projects that alumni developed and led impacted more than 214,000 patients and 15,000 healthcare providers

Duke J&J Journey Through the Years

Learn more about the history of the Duke J&J Nurse Leadership Program.