Community Nurse Advocacy Fellowship


The Community Nurse Advocacy Fellowship, or CNAF, is a 9-month fellowship with an aim to improve pediatric health within the community. Nurses will spend 12 paid hours per month providing holistic and culturally effective care to patients and their families through community-based agencies such as Homeless Health Initiative and Healthy Weight Program. At the end of the program, nurses will have the opportunity to present their projects and outcomes to their peers at CHOP Nursing Grand Rounds.


The curriculum includes:

  • Advocacy and community outreach
  • Early Head Start services
  • Injury prevention
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Primary and Reproductive health
  • School health
  • Chronic illness
  • Violence prevention


  • Two years’ experience as a nurse at CHOP
  • BSN
  • 0.5 status or greater
  • Leadership approval

How to Apply

For application consideration, please contact:

Sally Poliwoda, CNAF Coordinator