Nursing

National scholarship program to increase number of minority nurses

Nurse Leader Insider, September 14, 2007

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Last week the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future announced the launch of a new national scholarship program designed to boost the number of underrepresented nurse faculty from minority backgrounds within the profession. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), racial and ethnic minorities make up only 10% of full-time nursing faculty. As a result, the program will provide full-time minority students with financial assistance, as well as mentorship and leadership development, to ensure successful preparation and completion of graduate studies for a faculty role.

Eligible applicants must come from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds and be accepted into a master's or doctoral program at an accredited school of nursing. Furthermore, upon graduation, applicants must agree to teach in a U.S. nursing school. Scholarship winners will receive $16,500 for tuition and $1,500 to cover the travel and admission costs of an annual leadership conference.

Students interested in applying for this program may download an application here.

Sources: ADVANCE for Nurses, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation



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