Announcing the NEW Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship Program powered by Penn Nursing and the Wharton School
The Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship Program (JJNIF) powered by Penn Nursing and the Wharton School is a ground-breaking, one-year, team-based nursing fellowship for Chief Nursing Officers (CNO), nurse executives, and senior nurse leaders.
The goal of the fellowship is to advance healthcare by powering up nurse-led innovation and leadership within health systems.
The JJNIF is designed for innovative nurse executives who have a passion for finding solutions that provide better care for patients and support a workplace environment where nurses can thrive.
This fellowship is unique in that two nurse leaders – one Chief Nursing Officer or nurse executive and one other senior nurse leader from the same health system organization – participate and work together to address a real-world challenge they are facing in their health system.
The program will immerse fellows in the innovation process by focusing on human-centered design and design thinking methodologies and will teach fellows how to apply them to their challenge areas. The innovation curriculum provided by Penn Nursing will be paired with business acumen and leadership skills development through Wharton Executive Education.
How is the Fellowship structured?
The one-year program (June 2023-May 2024) is a combination of in-person and virtual sessions, and teams are expected to attend all sessions. The program begins with a virtual half-day kick-off meeting in early June 2023, followed by an in-person 5-day Summer Innovation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, from June 26-30, 2023. Following the Summer Innovation Institute, there are three 2-day virtual synchronous sessions (one each quarter) throughout the year and a 2-day in-person closing event at Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ, on May 22-23, 2024. Click here for a list of the Key Fellowship Dates.
Ten two-person teams from different health systems across the United States will be selected as fellows through a competitive process using an online application. Each team will be composed of a CNO or nurse executive and a senior nurse leader.
The application will be submitted by the CNO/nurse executive from a hospital or health system who will serve as the primary applicant. The CNO/nurse executive will choose another senior nurse leader from their hospital or health system to complete the team. A Letter of Support from your health system stating buy-in and support from the Chief Executive Officer is required.
Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2023. Participants will be selected and notified in May of 2023. The program will begin in June 2023 and conclude in May 2024.
JJNIF Information Sessions will take place virtually on:
March 13th 1-2p ET - March 16th 5-6p ET - March 21st 5-6p ET
March 23rd 12-1p ET - March 29th 12-1p ET - March 30th 2-3p ET