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New Grant Provides $280,000 in Funding for Doctoral Students

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Posted: 4/3/2008

A new source of financial support is available for doctoral students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing who are committed to teaching future generations of nurses in the New York City metropolitan area.  The funds, awarded through the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence Nursing Scholars Program, provide up to $280,000 in forgivable loans to support tuition and related expenses and living stipends aimed at preparing and retaining qualified nurse educators.

 "The nursing profession is in great need of faculty members to educate the nurses of the future," says Marie T. Nolan, PhD, RN, Director of the PhD Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.  "We need to attend to the nurse faculty shortage in order to address the shortage of nurses caring for patients in all health care settings across the lifespan.  The Jonas Nursing Scholars Program was designed to do just that."

 The Jonas Center Nursing Scholars Program awards a maximum of $70,000 per year for tuition, stipend, and related expenses.  The Johns Hopkins Jonas Nursing Scholar will agree to complete the PhD program within four years, conduct the dissertation study in New York City, and, upon graduation, teach on a nursing faculty in the New York City metropolitan area for at least four years. 

The Jonas Scholar will study at Hopkins in Baltimore from September 2008 to August 2010, then conduct dissertation research in New York from September 2010 to May 2012.  The selected student will have research interests in health disparities, geriatrics, violence, or end of life care and will benefit from having a research mentor in both cities, through one of the established partnerships with New York institutions:

 Geriatric nursing, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
 Health disparities, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
 Intimate partner violence, New York City Mayors Office to Combat Domestic Violence
 Patient and Family decision-making in serious illness/end of life, John J. Conley Department of Ethics at St. Vincents Hospital-Manhattan and/or Maimonedes Cancer Center in Brooklyn

 For more information, or to apply, contact Marjorie Fass, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, at mfass@son.jhmi.edu or 410-955-7548.  To be considered for Jonas Nursing Scholar funding, applications for the PhD program must be completed by April 21, 2008.