*NOTE: The Future of Nursing Scholars program will not provide scholarships to individual nurses seeking their PhDs. The schools that are funded by this program will select the students who will receive scholarships and other support. Subscribe to www.rwjf.org for nursing issues for information as it becomes available, and check the schools in your area next year to see if they have received an award and are selecting scholars for this program.
The Future of Nursing Scholars program is designed to dramatically increase the number of PhD-prepared nurses in the United States.
- The Future of Nursing Scholars program will create a diverse cadre of PhD-prepared nurses who are committed to long-term leadership careers that advance science and discovery through research, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care.
- This three year program will provide financial support, mentoring, leadership development activities, and postdoctoral research funding to build the leadership capacity of nurse educators and researchers.
- RWJF will contribute $20 million over five years to support the program activities. To expand the reach of the program, the foundation has also developed a strategic philanthropic collaborative to engage other donors dedicated to transforming nursing and health care. Independence Blue Cross Foundation and United Health Group have committed funds and additional donors will soon join as well.
- The program office is located at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The Future of Nursing Scholars program is directed by Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nightingale Professor of Nursing and director, Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, RWJF senior adviser for nursing.
- February 2014 – Call for Proposals released. Applications must be submitted by the academic institution.
- April 2014 – Proposals due from schools.
- Fall 2014 – Inaugural cohort of Future of Nursing Scholars will enroll in three-year PhD Programs.
To learn more about the Future of Nursing Scholars program, contact the National Program Office:
Heather Kelley-Thompson, MA
Phone: (215) 898-9836
To learn more about joining the philanthropic collaborative, contact the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
Maryjoan D. Ladden, PhD, RN, FAAN, RWJF senior program officer
Phone: (609) 627-6157
While the need to address disparities in care is well known, few strategies for reducing disparities have been studied systematically.
RWJF examines the types of competitive foods - foods and beverages schools offer outside of meal programs - available in our nation's school...
Progress and lessons learned from two programs that seek to advance the impact digital games can have on health.
Joint Commission Resources in Oak Brook Ill., oversaw development and testing of an online course and support materials to improve communica...
The rapid rise of antibiotic resistance can be tracked using ResistanceMap, an online tool that visually highlights regions of the country w...
Report examines, compares and contrasts Massachusetts and Utah health insurance exchanges.
Report examines issues states will face as they integrate Medicaid into the exchange.
This poll shows most Americans believe the quality of U.S. health care is average at best. More than half of American adults surveyed barely...
Want to improve health? Start with where we live, work, learn and play.
Health care reform may create incentives to spur the growth in HDHPs and CDHPs, a move that might help hold costs down?at least for a time.
The authors suggest repairing the health care system by realigning provider incentives, increasing the availability of information with whic...
While the ACA is aimed primarily at improving individual health by increasing access to health insurance, it also contains a number of provi...