Minority Nurse Leadership Institute

The Fall 2020 cohort will not take place due to COVID-19. We anticipate that the program will continue in the fall of 2021.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Olga Jarrín at olga.jarrin@rutgers.edu

The Minority Nurse Leadership Institute (MNLI) is designed for aspiring minority nurse leaders who have their bachelor’s degree in nursing and at least two years of experience in full-time nursing practice. MNLI Fellows are chosen through a competitive selection process.

Our Purpose

The MNLI curriculum includes a variety of educational strategies for developing leadership knowledge, competence, and outcomes. The 10-month mentored leadership development curriculum is built upon the foundation of three domains:

  • Individual minority nurse leadership development.
  • Advancing evidence-based nursing practice to address minority and community health challenges through leadership of team projects.
  • Fellows’ expanded scope of influence within their sponsoring institutions, the community, and the profession.

Fellow Requirements

  • Attend and actively participate in 10 monthly Saturday Seminars.
  • Select a leadership mentor with the Institute’s assistance and meet monthly.
  • Provide leadership for and complete a team project designed to improve evidence-based nursing practice that addresses a selected minority community health challenge.
  • Attend end-of-year presentations by Fellows on their team projects.

Nursing contact hours will be awarded to MNLI Fellows upon their completion of the MNLI experience.

Limited seats are available. Tuition is $2,000.


Olga F. Jarrín Montaner, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing Science, School of Nursing Director, Community Health & Aging Outcomes (CHAO) Laboratory Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
112 Paterson Street, Room 307
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Office: 848-932-1171

Jointly Accredited Provider

In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.