Nurse Leadership Institute for Nursing Practice and Education (NLI)

Fiscal Year 2020 Awards

Program Overview

The Nurse Leadership Institute for Nursing Practice and Education (NLI) funded by the Nurse Support Program II is designed to build Maryland’s nursing leadership capacity. Coordinated and collaborative nursing leadership in practice and education is vital to transforming health care delivery models in Maryland and ultimately improving health care outcomes for Maryland residents. The NLI prepares nurse leaders in Maryland to assume a more active leadership role and contribute to the development and implementation of effective health care delivery models in Maryland. Applicants are selected from practice and academia. Applicants from Maryland schools of nursing, hospitals and other health care delivery systems who meet eligibility requirements are invited to apply. Applicants are required to have institutional support for participation in the program and identify a mentor, preferably from their institution, who agrees to participate in the program.

NLI Fellow Experience video

NLI Mentor Experience video


NSP II funding is distributed to the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Nursing to pay for applicant participation in the Nurse Leadership Institute. Participants attend a one-day orientation in October, a three-day residential, intensive leadership training workshop in January and a one-day simulation program in April. Mentors attend a one-day orientation in October and two half-day mentor training workshops.

Eligibility Requirements


• A registered nurse with graduate education preparation
• Employed by a Maryland school of nursing, Maryland hospital or a Maryland health care service agency/practice
• Demonstrate leadership potential through their work and professional activities
• Have an active Maryland nursing license
• Provide documented support from their institution to participate in all NLI activities
• Provide documented commitment from a nurse mentor


• Employed by a Maryland school of nursing, Maryland hospital or a Maryland health care service agency/practice
• Demonstrated leadership in their field
• Able to provide 12-month commitment to applicant

Application Guidelines

Application Deadline: May 24, 2019

Completed applications include:

NLI Applicant Information Form
Completed and Signed Institutional Support Form
• Personal Narrative
• Commitment to attend and participate in all program activities
• Professional Vitae
• Job Description of current position
• Copy of Your Nursing License (Active)
• Mentor’s Letter of Agreement and Professional Vitae

Please submit completed applications to:

Patricia D. Franklin, PhD, RN
Director, Nurse Leadership Institute
University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 W. Lombard Street Suite 311H
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.706.7630 (office)

Application can be accessed through the following link:

Nurse Leadership Institute Application


March 11: Call for application opens
May 24: Deadline for submitting completed application
June 12: Applicants notified of decision
July 12: Confirm acceptance
September 3: Official start of Leadership Development Program

See more at: Nurse Leadership Institute

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