Diversity in Nursing Leadership Fellowship

Presented by the North Carolina Nurses Association in partnership with the Georgia Nurses Association and South Carolina Nurses Association and support from the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing.

The Diversity in Nursing Leadership Fellowship is centered around individual goal development, with sessions focused around the challenges frequently faced by underrepresented populations.

Fellowship Goals
Provide support, access, and leadership opportunities for under-represented nursing groups in the southeast (including diverse races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, and religions.)

Increase access to diverse nursing professionals for professional nursing associations, including committee members, chairs, board members, and other leaders.

Provide the nursing profession with prepared and engaged leaders for leadership positions in clinical, executive, and community nursing environments.

NCNA Introduces Fellowship for Diversity in Nursing Leadership
Read the news release here.

Fellowship Candidate Submission Form

Application Deadline | April 15, 2024
The application is now closed. Thank you.

For questions regarding your application, please email

Fellowship Mentor Submission Form

Mentor volunteers should expect more program details from NCNA prior to commitment finalization. Mentorship pairings will begin early June to October 2024. Interested candidates will require availability approximately 30-45 minutes per month via Zoom.

If you are interested in providing volunteer mentorship, please fill out the submission form below.


Leadership Eligibility
All candidates should be able to identify and share at least one year of experience in a formal or informal leadership role. This can be broad and include professional, student or community endeavors. The goal of this program is to increase the available pool of prepared nurse leaders from communities historically underrepresented in the profession. Therefore, candidate preference will be given to nurses early in their leadership path and/or those experiencing barriers to their leadership goals and progression. The program is not intended for nurses with significant leadership experience.

Membership Eligibility
All candidates should hold active membership in their state nurses association (NCNA, GNA or SCNA) or in a minority serving nurses association in the same region (NC, GA, or SC).

Participant Commitment
July 18, 2024 | Virtual Session (1:00pm-4:00pm)
August 15, 2024 | Virtual Session (1:00pm-4:00pm)
September 18, 2024 | Concord, NC (Full day, In-person attendance)
(100% Session Participation Required)