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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 7, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 29
Nursing Grant Provides Funding for PhD Students to Teach in New York

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 educators.

"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 just that."

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 or 410-955-7548.


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