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.


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.

Latest News

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

Five of our Scholars attended the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Summit in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the Campaign's fifth year.

Two of our Cohort 1 Scholars presented during the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and National League for Nursing event, Paradigms in Nursing Leadership.

A webinar was held for interested applicants on July 22, 2015.  Click here to view the recording.

A webinar for prospective students was held on April 27, 2015.  Click here to view the recording.

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