Integrative Nursing Faculty Fellowship

The Integrative Nursing Faculty Fellowship (INFF) is a first-of-its-kind program designed to prepare faculty and educators to transform nursing education and practice using the science, theory and practice of integrative health (blending conventional and complementary care).

Through the INFF program, you will learn how to guide current and future nurses through the full range of integrative therapeutics and best practices designed to enhance patient and self-care. As part of this 12-month fellowship, you will discover how to creatively and effectively incorporate integrative health principles, philosophies and techniques into entry through doctoral level nursing programs and to translate this approach into acute and community-based clinical settings. 

Who Should Apply?

Full- and part-time nursing faculty and educators who:

  • Share excitement for novel clinical and educational approaches to patient care
  • Serve as inspirational coaches and leaders for academic colleagues, students and clinical partners
  • Aspire to build a cadre of nurse leaders and consultants with other academic institutions and clinical facilities

Why Should You Apply?

As a fellow, you will join a dynamic and progressive group of educators who will lead the global transformation of nursing education and practice. Through the INFF, we will shift, invigorate, strengthen and challenge your perspective of nursing and how to teach it. Additionally, you will: 

  • Become one of the first post-graduate nursing faculty fellows in integrative health uniquely poised to take a leadership role in health care initiatives
  • Enhance your professional portfolio to assume a consultative role for clinical agencies and academic institutions interested in adopting an integrative health and wellness approach
  • Build an integrative health toolkit including national standards for core competencies, teaching/learning materials, and evaluation/test methods
  • Anticipate and meet the evolving needs of patients, students and health care providers as the global focus on integrative health continues to expand

Together we can inspire and train a new generation of nurse leaders in integrative health care delivery.

Program Structure

The INFF is an organized, reflective and interactive experience designed to advance your knowledge and skills as a nursing educator. The way you interact with your students will evolve into a complex/whole-systems approach that enhances self- and patient care through:

  • Experiential, online coursework with space for self-reflection and growth
  • Immersion into and achievement of basic teaching proficiency in at least two integrative therapies
  • Practical application of integrative health principles in a variety of learning environments 

Residential Intensives

During two residential intensives held in Tucson, Arizona, you will gain a sense of partnership and community. These three-day residential intensives are held at the start and end of the program and provide an opportunity for you to share experiences with your colleagues, interact with integrative health experts and collaborate with faculty on your plans for implementing change in your nursing courses and programs.  

2017 Cohort

The 2017 cohort consists of 23 nurse faculty from across the nation.


Start Date

End Date

Additional Information

Applications Accepted

Dec. 1, 2016

Feb. 15, 2017

Online only

Notice of Acceptance

March 1, 2017


Comprised of nurse educators from the University of Arizona and other academic institutions

Residential Intensive

May 19, 2017

May 22, 2017

In-person in Tucson, Arizona 

Fellowship Coursework

May 22, 2017

Dec. 22, 2017


Fellowship Practicum

Jan. 22, 2018

April 29, 2018

Online and in-person at practice site

Residential Intensive II

May 18, 2018

May 20, 2018

In-person in Tucson, Arizona

All dates are subject to change

2018 Cohort Program Timeline coming soon. See Program Admission page for details about applying for the 2018 cohort.

Program Fees

  • Single fellow: $5000/person
  • Two or more fellows from the same institution: $4500/person

For your convenience, payment plans are available. For more information, please contact Natalie Pool at or 520-626-6251.


Please contact Natalie Pool at or 520-626-1981.


We are honored to receive support for the INFF program through a three-year partnership with The David and Lura Lovell Foundation.

Founders David and Lura Lovell established their family foundation 23 years ago to support causes they cared about deeply, including mental health, integrative healthcare, cultural/spiritual enrichment and philanthropic education. Over its existence, the foundation has given over 60 nonprofit organizations more than $14 million for projects that focus on mind, body and spirit, and promoting philanthropy. Learn more at