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Student Funding Opportunities for Academic Year 2017-2018

There will be four application deadlines for Academic Year 2017-2018

  • September 15, 2017
  • December 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2018
  • June 15, 2018

Dean Patricia Davidson established The Dean’s Travel and Conference Fund to provide financial assistance for students traveling to one of the approved international sites listed below. Support will also be considered for students traveling to a professional conference to give a presentation, serve on the conference organizing committee, or to receive an award. Generally funding is from $350-$1,000 depending on the site.

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Approved for Academic Year 2017-2018

  • Haiti
    • MSN (Entry into Nursing) Service Learning   
    • Nurse Practitioner students registered in a clinical course and using the experience for their clinical practice hours
  • Philippines
    • MSN (Entry into Nursing) Synthesis Practicum
  • UAE 
    • MSN (Entry into Nursing) Synthesis Practicum
  • Singapore
    • MSN (Entry into Nursing) Synthesis Practicum
  • India
    • MSN (Entry into Nursing) Service Learning
    • Nurse Practitioner students associated with clinical course
  • Guatemala
    • MSN (Entry into Nursing) Service Learning
    • Nurse Practitioner students associated with clinical course
  • El Salvador
    • Nurse Practitioner students associated with clinical course
  • Anna D. Wolf Fellowship (must involve travel to Philippines, UAE, or Singapore)

  • Professional conference: to present, serve on the conference organizing committee, or receive an award.

All applications must go through the established approval process in Academic Affairs. Applicants will be notified four to six weeks after the application deadline if and how much funding has been approved.

Reimbursements will be provided up to the approved amount based on receipts provided upon return from the trip.

Recipients selected for funding agree to:

  • Meet all compliance requirements (i.e. uploading paperwork such as evidence of vaccinations, blood borne pathogen training, etc. by deadlines).
    • Fill out Expense Reimbursement Form and submit receipts within 30 days of return.
    • Write a 300-500 word blog post and provide a photo to be submitted to Marketing and Communications within 30 days of return.
    • Fulfill the requirements of the Anna D. Wolf Fellowship if selected for this (see application)

Reimbursements will not be processed until reporting requirements are complete.                                      
All reimbursement documents must be submitted at one time.

Anna D. Wolf Leadership Fellowship (five $1,000 Fellowships per year)

  • Purpose of the Fellowship

    To develop international nursing leadership skills and abilities. Fellows—Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) students undertaking international learning trips sponsored by the Academic Affairs Department—have leadership responsibilities that involve analyzing the international nursing experience and preparing orientation materials for the next students who will be assigned to the site.

  • Background

    Nursing pioneer Anna D. Wolf (1890-1985) was a 1915 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses and an early international traveler. Her appreciation for education and devotion to duty took her to China, where in 1919, she became the founding dean of the first college-level nursing program in China at Peking Union Medical College. She returned to East Baltimore in 1940 and served as the superintendent of nurses and principal of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses.

    Wolf was adamant: “If we want professional status, we have to have a baccalaureate degree.” Her vision set the course for what would become our current JHSON. Meanwhile, she went to work steamrolling outdated curricula and “military etiquette” at the hospital that, for example, ordered nurses to stand out of respect whenever a doctor entered their station. Nurses were too busy with patient care for such rules, she argued, removing non-medical bookkeeping duties from their chores for the same reason.

    Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell is the current Anna D. Wolf Chair at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing: “I have learned that Anna D. Wolf broke new ground in many ways, including challenging the status quo in nursing education and nursing practice and bringing science-based nursing to other cultures. I am proud to hold the Anna D. Wolf chair because of her pioneering work and I am sure that she would be proud that more of our Hopkins Nursing students will be able to complete this international nursing leadership fellowship in her name.”

    Hopkins Nursing is proud to provide these awards in Wolf’s memory.

    Anna D. WolfDr. Jacquelyn Campbell
    Anna D. WolfDr. Jacquelyn Campbell
  • Leadership Role and Responsibilities

    The Anna D. Wolf Fellow is the JHSON student representative at the assigned international site. The fellow will meet in advance of the trip with the faculty member assigned to oversee the international experience and obtain guidance on any specific duties that may include but not be limited to providing the faculty member with:

    Due Two Weeks Prior to Travel:

     A summary paper of no more than 3 pages, single-spaced, typed with references:

    1. An economic, political, social/cultural, and health profile of the country to be visited.

    • Identify the economic strength of the country compared to other countries.
    • Describe the political system in the country.
    • Identify common elements of the culture of the country.
    • Identify the mortality rate for the entire country and by sex.
    • Identify the leading causes of death.
    • Describe the health care system.

    Possible sources of information:   
    World Health Organization                         
    World Fact Book                                                            

    Due During the International Placement

    A report on the experience addressing the following topics (all page limits for the assignments below are single-spaced):

    2. Practice Setting (2 pages)

    • Describe the institution/organization where care was delivered (number of hospital beds if a hospital, persons cared for annually, most common conditions treated.
    • Describe nursing and the status of nursing in the organization, the most common educational background of nurses, and the role of the nurse.
    • Infection control practices compared to your other experiences at clinical sites in the U.S.
    • Any ethical issues encountered such as disparities in treatment among patients served or requests to act outside the scope of your student role.
    • Any recommendations for changing this clinical experience and rationale.

    3. Housing and Experience Outside the Practice Setting (2 pages)

    • Critique the housing you used during your stay. Was it safe, clean, with easy transportation or within walking distance to practice setting?
    • How would you advise future students traveling to this site about the housing and cultural experiences outside the practice setting
    • Were you adequately prepared to live within the culture?
    • Did you experience any ethical issues outside the practice setting during your stay? 
    • Any recommendations for changing the housing accommodations or transportation used by students?

    Due One Week After Returning from the international Experience

    4. Typed Orientation Brief for future students traveling to this site (2 pages)

    Summarize information from items 1-3 above

    • Practice site, nursing practice, and patient care.
    • Housing, transportation, and safety outside the practice site.
    • Cultural/ethical issues.
    • Important learning experiences that you recommend future students pursue while there.