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AP LEAP (Advanced Practice Leadership, Excellence, and Advancement Program)


September 11
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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AP LEAP Overview:

AP LEAP (Leadership, Excellence, and Advancement Program) will give you, the APN or PA in rural practice, an opportunity to grow as a leader in your organization. Through this 5- month learning experience, you will gain the confidence and skills needed to effectively manage the complexities of healthcare leadership, both now and in the future.

The AP LEAP curriculum is specifically designed for providers working in a rural health setting. Core program elements include:

  • Didactic curriculum focusing on healthcare leadership, clinical practice, advanced practice advocacy, operations, finance, and practitioner well-being.
  • Quality improvement project.
  • Mentor pairing.
  • Leadership book discussion.

Who should attend:

Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants from critical access hospitals and rural health clinics in Illinois who are looking to enhance their leadership skills.

What is the commitment:

AP LEAP is a 5-month program that combines in-person and zoom didactic sessions. The first session is September 11, 2024 and the closing on February 11, 2025 in Springfield, IL. Zoom sessions are held twice a month. Participants are asked to commit to attending all LEAP sessions, meet with their mentor, and develop a quality improvement project.

What is the cost?

Program cost is $1500.00 per person. Providers who work for an ICAHN member hospital are eligible for a $500.00 scholarship.

How do I learn more?

A program overview will be held virtually on July 25 from noon - 12:30 p.m.  You will learn more about the program structure and why you should join. The session will be recorded if you cannot attend in person.

REGISTER HERE for this zoom session.

When does AP LEAP registration open?

Registration opens July 25, 2024.