CareFirst Creates New SON Scholarship Opportunity

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Posted: 8/3/2007

In collaboration with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) is offering the CareFirst Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year.  The scholarship awards $40,000 in tuition and living expenses to a student in the JHUSON Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program who intends to become a nursing faculty member upon graduation. 

As part of the CareFirst Commitment Campaign, the scholarship strives to improve the healthcare of CareFirst members and the citizens of Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia. By providing a scholarship to nursing students committed to teaching, CareFirst hopes to increase the number of educators for future nurses and aims to address the growing nursing shortage across the nation. 

Associate professor Kathleen White, PhD, RN, CNAA, director the JHUSON Masters Program and a member of the CareFirst Board of Directors, helped to facilitate the establishment of the scholarship. White stated, “The CareFirst Scholarship will impact nursing education throughout the state and will create a cadre of local leaders for nursings future.”

Students selected for the CareFirst Scholarship must certify that they are committed to completion of their nursing studies within 24 months of program matriculation.  In addition, the student will teach at a school of nursing in Maryland, Northern Virginia, or the District of Columbia for a period of no less than 3 three years following graduation. 

To apply visit http://nursing.jhu.edu/admissions/documents/scholarship/carefirst.pdf.  For more information contact Dean Angell at 410-955-7545 or [email protected].