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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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.

December 11, 2017 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced the 31 schools of nursing selected to receive grants to support up to 58 nurses as they pursue their PhDs. These 31 schools comprise the fifth and final cohort of grantees of the Future of Nursing Scholars program.

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