Will fund two partial scholarships beginning this fall
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2016) — The University of Louisville School of Nursing has received a grant of $20,000 from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. The funds, which will be matched by UofL, will fund partial scholarships for two Ph.D. nursing students beginning in 2016.
“Our school is honored to have support for two Jonas Scholars,” said Marcia Hern, Ed.D., C.N.S., R.N., dean of the UofL School of Nursing. “The future of academic nursing relies heavily on developing talented nurse scientists through our Ph.D. program who can help shape health policy, advance nursing science and meet the nursing faculty shortage needs of the next few years.”
The UofL Jonas Scholars will be supported for two years in their graduate careers beginning this fall. In addition to the financial assistance provided by the award, Jonas Scholars also benefit from leadership training.
“The value of this award is not just financial assistance for the students, but the opportunity to receive mentoring related to leadership through the web-based leadership program and the opportunity to attend the leadership conference that is part of the Jonas Scholars program,” said Carla Hermann, Ph.D., R.N., director of the Ph.D. program at the UofL School of Nursing. “That mentoring will be very important to their future success.”
U.S. nursing schools turned away nearly 70,000 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2014 due in large part to an insufficient number of faculty. At the same time, an AMN Healthcare survey reveals that nearly two-thirds of registered nurses over age 54 say they are considering retirement.