About the Program

The Future of Nursing Scholars program is creating a diverse cadre of PhD prepared nurses who are committed to a long-term leadership career; advancing science and discovery through research; strengthening nursing education; and furthering transformational change in nursing and health care.

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Florence Nightingale is remembered for her transformative work as a military nurse during the Crimean War and her vast contributions to health care.

But she was also the world’s first nurse researcher and leader, spearheading changes that led to astounding improvements in health and health care and improving lives across the globe. She couldn’t earn a PhD in nursing in her day, but the nurses she inspires to follow in her footsteps can.

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April 2, 2019 - Congratulations to Mary Hannan, Alberta Tran, and Letitia Graves, who were all selected to receive FNS post-doctoral fellowship awards this year.  These Scholars are members of the program’s third cohort and will each receive $50,000 each from RWJF for their post-doctoral research.

June 8, 2018 - Congratulations to Cilgy Abraham, the first PhD nursing student selected for Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship in Health Policy, offered by the New York Academy of Medicine.

June 8, 2018 - Congratulations to William Rosa, the first FNS Scholar to be inducted as a fellow to the American Academy of Nursing.

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