school of nursingIf money is a deciding factor in the pursuit of a graduate nurse educator certificate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, a grant from the State of Maryland has made that decision easier for prospective graduate nursing students. 

Recent modifications to the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II) Graduate Nurse Scholarship Program have been designed to increase the completion of nursing faculty preparation through graduate degree and post-graduate certificate programs, including full-coverage of tuition and fees for these programs. The program is administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) on behalf of the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC).

“Increased funding means more students can take advantage of our nurse educator certificate option (NECO) program, and that translates into more nursing faculty to meet the need of educating the next generation of nurses,” said Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for academic affairs.

As part of the funding agreement, recipients of the Graduate Nurse Scholarship Program must be sponsored and mentored by existing nurse educators and work as  faculty members at a Maryland institution nursing program for a specified time in a service agreement contract.

Applications for the fall 2012 semester are required before July 1. For a complete description of this scholarship opportunity for nursing faculty preparation including , eligibility, and application procedures, visit the official NSP II website.