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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Even though nursing is the largest health profession in the United States with more than 3 million registered nurses, less than 1 percent of nurses have a doctorate in nursing or a related field.

Nurse researchers help answer many pressing health and health care questions, including how to prevent costly and life-threatening medical errors, how to help older Americans stay out of long-term care facilities and in their own homes, and how to improve the rate of vaccinations and immunizations to prevent the spread of infectious disease.

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Call for Proposals Now Available for Round 4; applications due September 15, 2016. Interested applicants may view a recording of our applicant webinar.

The RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars program hosted “Summer Institute 2016: Science and Innovation” July 12-15, 2016 in Colorado Springs, CO. This event brought Cohorts 1 and 2 scholars and mentors together for the first time.

Future of Nursing Scholars program highlighted in Health Affairs July 2016 GrantWatch column.

Future of Nursing Scholars program selects 32 schools of nursing to receive grants in Cohort 3.

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