The Academy has released an updated application guide and instructions. New for the 2024 cycle, the application guide includes details regarding the updated sponsor requirement. Review the application guide, which includes the questions contained within the application, to prepare in advance. Please note that no other application requirements have changed and the application fee of $375 will remain the same for the 2024 cycle.
New Sponsor Requirements for the 2024 Application Cycle
As previously required, applicants must be sponsored by TWO Regular Fellows in good standing with the Academy as outlined in the Academy’s bylaws. Please note, the changes to the requirements below were approved by the Academy Board of Directors in August 2023:
NEW IN 2024 - At least one sponsor must be a Regular Fellow who, according to Academy bylaws, holds membership in an American Nurses Association (ANA) Constituent/State Nurses Association (C/SNA) as a full C/SNA ANA member or direct ANA membership through the individual member division of ANA.
NEW IN 2024 - A maximum of one sponsor may be a Regular Fellow who is a member of a National Nurses Associations (NNA) that is listed as a member organization of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), or equivalent, if applicable. Should the Sponsor reside in a country without ICN membership exceptions can be made on case by case basis.
The Academy plans to host an informational Webinar in the winter in advance of the application cycle launch – check back for additional details, including the date and registration information.