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CareFirst Scholarships to Aid Hopkins Nursing Masters Students


Posted: 2/10/2011

In collaboration with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will offer the

CareFirst Scholarship

for the upcoming academic year.  The scholarship awards $40,000 in tuition and living expenses–for two years–to two students in the master’s program who intend to become nursing faculty members upon graduation.

“Getting this level of funding for two master’s students is just phenomenal, I have no other word for it,” says

Julie Stanik-Hutt

, PhD, ACNP, CCNS, FAAN, Director of the Masters program.  “And it’s even better in terms of preparing people to become faculty members.  Every day we’re encountering more and more difficulty finding nursing faculty.  Having this money for nurses who have an interest in teaching is invaluable.”

Scholarship recipients must enroll full-time and complete the 12-credit

Nurse Educator Certificate

option as part of the master’s program.  In addition, they must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and agree to teach at a school of nursing in Maryland, Northern Virginia, or the District of Columbia for at least three years following graduation.  The scholarship aims to increase the number of future nurse educators and to address the growing nurse faculty shortage across the nation as part of the

CareFirst Commitment Campaign


For more information,

download the application