Eligibility and Application

words that NLI fellows used to describe the program

Above: A visual representation of the words NLI Fellows used to describe the program during their final evaluations. The size of each word is proportional to the number of times it appeared.

Before You Begin

Carefully review all of the information on this webpage as well as the following webpages:

Applicants are required to have institutional support for their participation in this program.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact nrsnurseleadershipinstitute@umaryland.edu



Applicants are registered nurses with:

  • an active Maryland nursing license

  • a graduate degree OR
  • a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and:
    • enrollment in a graduate program OR
    • two years in a leadership position

Employed in Maryland within either:

  • academia
  • a health care system
  • a public health/community health organization

Able to:

  • demonstrate leadership potential through your work and professional activities
  • provide documented support from your institution's leadership to participate in all NLI activities
  • provide documented commitment from a nurse mentor

2023 - 24 Application Timeline

March 27 Applications Open
May 1 Early (priority) application submission deadline
June 1 Final application submission deadline
June 7 Applicant notified of decision
June 14 Applicant confirms acceptance

Completed applications received by the posted deadline will be reviewed by a committee comprised of academic and practice leaders. All applicants will receive notification of the committee’s decision.