A new source of financial support is available for
doctoral students at the Johns Hopkins School
of Nursing who are committed to teaching future
generations of nurses in the New York City 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
"The nursing profession is in great need of faculty
members to educate the nurses of the
future," said Marie T. Nolan, director of the PhD program
at the 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
The 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 Johns Hopkins from
September 2008 to August 2010, then
conduct dissertation research in New York until 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 the following New
York institutions: geriatric nursing and health
disparities, Visiting Nurse Service of New York;
intimate partner violence, New York City Mayor's Office to
Combat Domestic Violence; or patient and
family decision making in serious illness/end of life, John
J. Conley Department of Ethics at St.
Vincent's Hospital-Manhattan and/or Maimonedes Cancer
Center in Brooklyn.
To be considered for Jonas Nursing Scholar funding,
applications for the PhD program must be
completed by April 21. To apply, or for more information,
contact Marjorie Fass, senior associate
director of admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or