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.

Latest News

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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