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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The nursing and health care workforce will face considerably more pressure as more people enter the health care system, the population becomes more diverse, new bacteria and diseases surface, and technology becomes more complex.

Nurse faculty, who prepare new nurses, must be well prepared in research, science, and education techniques to pass along cutting-edge knowledge and skills to those they teach. These faculty prepare the next generation of skilled nurses in hospitals and home care, advanced practice nurses in primary care, and nurse leaders in research, policy, and education.

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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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