The PNAA Leadership Fellows Program is opened to all PNAA members and supports the leadership development of Filipino descent in the United States. Through education and mentorship, the program serves as a vehicle to engage and empower nurses who seek high-level careers in leadership and management, education and research.

The 2017 Fellowship runs from January 2017 through December 2017. Over the course of the year, Leadership Fellows will embark on a leadership journey to:

  • Listen with national leaders about their career path and the leadership lessons they have learned along the way;
  • Raise awareness of ethnic and cultural diversity;
  • Increase your own level of self-awareness and receive feedback from your peers, colleagues and immediate supervisor.
  • Define leadership development goals and track progress towards these goals;
  • Expand the professional network of stellar peers and mentors who can offer insight and guidance over the course of their careers;
  • Learn to effectively manage interpersonal relationships and how to hardwire accountability;
  • Conduct a leadership project that will have regional/national/global impact.


There will be a required face-to-face meeting that will be held in New York City (Date will be determined; all selected Fellows are expected to attend). Follow-up seminars will be held via GoToMeeting, A final celebration will take place in July 2018 during the PNAA Annual Convention. The program is directed by Reynaldo R. Rivera, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN and Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Curriculum Topics:

  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Personal Effectiveness and Development
  • Compelling Communication
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Strategic Analysis and Planning
  • Measuring and Improving Performance


Applications for the 2017 Fellowship are now available.


PNAA will provide some assistance for each Fellow, for up to 4-5 Fellows per year, as funding is limited. Estimated cost: $2500 per leadership fellow.

Roles and Responsibilities

Once the Leadership Fellows complete the Fellowship Program, they will serve as coaches, mentors, committee chairs, and ambassadors of the Leadership program of PNAA. They will be role models and committed to serving others and the Filipino community.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete the Application Form and Essays: Click here for the application which includes applicant information and application essays.
  2. Provide two Letters of Recommendations. Recommendations must come from two nursing professionals who had the opportunity to witness your leadership capabilities first hand.li>
  3. Submit your current curriculum vitae.

For items 2 and 3, please submit your two letters of recommendation to Dr. Reynaldo R. Rivera at RRR9001@nyp.org.

Application Due: January 2, 2017 at 11:55 PM, EST. We will notify all 2017 candidates of acceptance decisions by January 15th, 2017.

For further information, please contact Dr. Reynaldo R. Rivera at RRR9001@nyp.org or 212-746-4088.

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