Planning for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing

The Foundation's New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program was designed to address the nursing shortage by funding scholarships in accelerated bachelor's degree programs at nursing schools, with preference given to schools that increase the number of students in these programs or increase enrollment and retention of disadvantaged or minority students.This grant supports the planning of the Foundation's Diversity in Nursing Scholarship National Program. Fifteen hundred scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to students who are enrolled in an accelerated bachelor's degree nursing program. These programs provide the opportunity for students who already have a bachelor's degree in other fields to obtain a bachelor's degree in nursing in 12 to 18 months. Almost 200 nursing schools offer these programs and will be invited to apply for the scholarship funds, which will be distributed over three years. The program will fund 50-75 competitively selected nursing schools. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, and living expenses. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing will serve as the National Program Office. This technical assistance and direction grant will support program development activities including: preparation of the call for proposals and web-based application content; identification of candidates for the program's National Advisory Committee (NAC); planning for national web conferences for applicants; establishment of the program office staff and infrastructure; issuance of the first call for proposals; development of online resources for applicants including the program website, frequently asked questions materials, and technical assistance for applicants.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $136,318.00

Awarded on: 1/9/2008

Time frame: 1/10/2008 - 5/31/2008

Grant Number: 63877


American Association of Colleges of Nursing

One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 530
Washington, 20036-1135


Geraldine Polly Bednash
Project Director