The MFP is unique and highly successful at several levels. First, it is a national program and not based at any particular institution. Instead, it is located at the professional organization's headquarters, the American Nurses Association (ANA) in Silver Spring, MD. The ANA offers financial support, visibility, and legitimacy for this fellowship program.
Second, this model promotes and expects collaboration between and among the core mental health disciplines, and is able to benefit from the best thinking and insights from all of its participants.
Third, multidisciplinary professional networking can occur, as each professional group makes unique contributions and, at the same time, benefits enormously from the others. This program is demonstrable of an exemplary model for a long-term approach for educating nurses, which should be strengthened and replicated in various settings throughout this great nation.