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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Receives $4.5M in Grants to Prepare Faculty and Nurse Scientists


The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has received two grants totaling more than $4.5 million to provide substantial financial assistance to students at the doctoral and predoctoral levels.

Funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP), the first grant of $2.37 million will allow students to receive tuition assistance and loan forgiveness up to 85 percent in return for a commitment to serve as the next generation of nursing faculty.

This is the fifth consecutive year JHSON has received NFLP funding. Students can receive up to $35,500 per year and agree to work in various faculty roles for four years after graduation including full-time faculty, part-time faculty with a part-time clinical education position, and nurse practitioner preceptor with faculty appointment.

JHSON students who will be eligible for the NFLP must be enrolled in one of the following programs: 

The second grant of $2.17 million given by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), will help launch a predoctoral research training program at JHSON to prepare nurse scientists to lead rigorous, innovative research that drives improvements in health equity in disadvantaged populations across the life course.

Students who are selected for the program will be part of a transformative initiative that will help bridge the gap between science and practice through meaningful community engagement and social action to promote health equity. Trainees will engage in a series of curriculum and mentorship experiences to focus their research skill development in stakeholder engagement, measurement, and methodological approaches to addressing health inequities.

“This funding will have considerable impact for our students and the health of the world,” says JHSON Dean Sarah Szanton, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Not only will it help students pay for their education and decrease provider shortages, it will enable nurse leaders to impact health equity while struggling less with debt.”


Located in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research, and practice. In U.S. News & World Report rankings, the school is No. 1 nationally for its master’s and DNP programs. In addition, JHSON is ranked as the No. 3 nursing school in the world by QS World University and No. 1 for total NIH funding among schools of nursing for fiscal year 2020. The school is a four-time recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award and a three-time Best School for Men in Nursing award recipient. For more information, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu.

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