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Empowering nurses to lead new campaigns.
The Advocacy Institute Fellowship is an immersive program designed to help nurses develop the skills and knowledge necessary to lead advocacy initiatives affecting legislation, regulations, and policies in California.
During their one-year commitment, Fellows will leverage ANA\California's network of coalitions, partners, media, and political contacts to engage new opportunities for creating sustainable change in nursing.
BECOME AN ADVOCACY INSTITUTE FELLOW
An Advocacy Institute Fellow is an ANA\California member who demonstrates a passion for policy development and advocacy, as well as an understanding of the state legislative processes with a specific focus on advancing the profession of nursing through legislation, regulation, and policy.
This unpaid, non-residential Fellowship is one year in length. Conditions permitting, Fellows may be encouraged to travel at least once during the year to meet with the ANA\California Board of Directors, staff, coalition partners, and colleagues. Other work is conducted through distance technology.
Fellows work with ANA\California's Executive Director, Communications & Programs Manager, and a designated mentor to identify deliverables and participate in campaign activities.
Fellows are provided with:
Opportunity to expand knowledge of a specified area of health policy with the support of ANA\California's expertise
Mentorship with an esteemed ANA\California member
Opportunities to network
Development of expertise in integrating policy and media
Continuing education opportunities, including participation in ANA\California sponsored webinars, panel discussions, and conferences
Ability to audit legislative, regulatory, and policy meetings
Who Can Apply
The Fellowship is open to ANA\California members who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to health, healthcare, and influencing health policy and media at the state and local levels.
To be considered for this Fellowship, please complete the online application below.
Applicants must also meet the following requirements:
Minimum two (2) years of continuous ANA\California membership.
Minimum Baccalaureate level degree in nursing.
Willingness and ability to commit to five (5) hours per month.
Fellows must be willing and able to meet minimum expectations, including but not limited to:
Bi-monthly meetings with ANA\California's Communications & Programs Manager
Regular communication with ANA\California Executive Director
Contact a member of the California Legislature and provide comments
Attend and provide comments at a California BRN Meeting
Attend quarterly networking sessions
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