Admissions

The Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program expects that program participants demonstrate a commitment to full participation for the length of the program.

There are specific criteria for admission, one of which is in-person attendance for onsite leadership retreats and live/synchronous participation via webcam for the distance-based core leadership web-conferences. Please read carefully all Program Admissions and FAQ pages before applying.

Who Should Apply

The Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program is designed to support APNS and their team members who serve vulnerable populations. Ideal candidates for the program are advanced practice nurses and other health care colleagues who desire to collaborate together on a health improvement project and want to acquire individual and team competencies in the skills and knowledge supportive of successful nurse-led initiatives in health care setting.

Eligibility Standards for Team Leaders

  • is able to attend, in-person, the two core leadership onsite retreats in Durham, NC on October 22-25, 2020 and May 21-23. 2021 and two web-conferences on September 12-13, 2020 and February 20-21, 2021
  • has graduate education degree in nursing
  • is credentialed/certified as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or clinical nurse specialist
  • is currently practicing in the United States or its territories
  • has experience providing *integrated/comprehensive care for vulnerable patient populations
  • has two or more years of experience:
    1. developing a nurse-managed practice, service or unit, (can include your current practice setting), OR
    2. overseeing a nurse-managed practice, service or unit, (can include your current practice setting), OR
    3. is in a position to advance into one of the independent roles listed above (a or b)

Eligibility Standards for Other Team Partner(s)

  • is able to attend, in-person, one leadership onsite retreat in Durham, NC on October 22-25, 2020 and two web-conferences on September 12-13, 2020 and February 20-21, 2021
  • employed (or based at) at the same organization as the team lead
  • is able to collaborate with team lead and provide a key role on a health improvement project during program tenure
  • has minimum associate’s degree or equivalent training/experience
  • is currently employed in the United States or its territories
  • has experience providing *integrated/comprehensive care for vulnerable patient populations
  • has one or more years of experience in a clinical or administrative role

* Integrated/comprehensive care is a concept of bringing together the organization, delivery and management of services related to diagnosis, treatment, care, rehabilitation and health promotion in a way that provides continuity for and partnership with patients, families and communities.

Other Items to Consider

All program candidates must be able to:

  • Access technology which meets the current program requirements
  • Provide live, synchronous participation in the distance-based core leadership web-conferences on September 12-13, 2020 and February 20-21, 2021.
  • Secure support from employer to participate in the program, via completed Employer Letter of Commitment

In addition, if, for any reason, any team member is no longer able to participate in the program (e.g., illness, job change, move out of the area), please consider, in advance, who else in the organization would be a good and willing candidate to: (a) step into the role of the departing member for this project and (b) participate in remaining program activities.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee will evaluate and score the successfully submitted applications based on the following:

  • whether all members of the applicant team have met the basic eligibility requirements
  • depth and scope of the applicants’ employment history, professional activities and volunteer experiences
  • strength of each applicant’s personal statements in response to the application essay question
  • strength of the team’s composition (e.g., members’ synergy, complementary skills and specific roles that could support the success of the proposed health improvement project).
  • applicants’ employer(s) affirmed commitment to the program

The results of the initial review and scoring will determine those candidates with whom phone interviews are requested.

Program Costs

The Duke Division of Community Health offers this [Program length] program at a one-time team enrollment fee of $3,000 for two-person teams and $3,900 for three-person teams for the 2020-2021 program year. Payment of the program fee is due within 10 days of notice of acceptance to the program.

Participants are also responsible for their own travel expenses. In addition, the program’s technology requirements include access to high speed internet connectivity for distance-based sessions, and a computer with speaker/microphone and built in camera or webcam.

All other expenses, such as meals and lodging during mandatory on-site sessions, required books and materials, and training fees will be covered by the program.

How to Apply

  1. Identify who your team will be.
  2. Prepare to submit your application online.
    • Download the PDF of the application and begin working with your team to prepare your answers to the essay questions and assemble the required additional information and documents. You will type your answers into the online application linked below. Team Leads are responsible for answering all questions in the online questionnaire. Questions which require input from team partners are noted as such in the question text.
    • Prepare a PDF of the Team Lead Resume/CV of APN Team Lead. You may use a personal template for this CV. Save the file as a PDF named LastName_FirstName_LeadCV. You will upload this document into the online application.
    • Prepare a PDF of the Team Partner Application for each Team Partner. This must be on the Application Template. Save the file as a PDF named LastName_FirstName_PartnerCV. You will upload this document into the online application.
    • Prepare the Employer Letter of Commitment for the team lead and each of the team partners. A letter which has been signed by the applicant’s supervisor or Board of Directors must be provided for each applicant. Save all of the team's letters together as one PDF. The team lead letter should be the first in the doccuent, followed by the letter for Team Partner #1 and then Team Partner #2 (if applicable). Name the PDF "TeamLeadLastName_ELOC".
  3. Submit your application online.

Applications must be submitted it on-line prior to the application deadline to be considered for admission. Completed applications cannot be accepted after the published deadline. Incomplete applications cannot be considered so please make sure that all application components are included.

If you have difficulty accessing the application, please contact Duke-JJNurseLeadership@duke.edu.