The Future of Nursing Scholars program is part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Advancing Change Leadership team, which aims to ensure that the nation has a diverse, well-trained leadership and workforce to build a Culture of Health across this country, in which good health flourishes across all demographics, where being as healthy as possible and staying that way are esteemed social values, and where everyone has access to affordable, quality health care. Building a well-prepared cadre of researchers, innovators, policy makers, nurse leaders, and faculty is key to meeting these goals. The program advances the recommendation in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, to double the number of nurses in the U.S. with doctoral degrees.
Schools with research-focused PhD programs in nursing are eligible to apply for the program. Selected schools will choose the PhD students to be designated as Future of Nursing Scholars. The school must be committed to facilitating the student’s completion of the PhD in three years. The scholar must also be committed to completing their PhD program in three years. Program alumni who plan to enter faculty roles after graduation will be eligible to apply for a competitive post-doctoral award. The Future of Nursing Scholars will form long-lasting relationships and networks with other Scholars in the program and with Scholars and fellows in other RWJF programs that will situate them as a formidable group of health care leaders.
KEY DATES AND DEADLINES
September 14, 2017 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of applications.*
The national advisory committee selects finalist schools.
Schools receive notification of awards.
* All applicants should log in to the system and familiarize themselves with the online application requirements well before the final submission deadline. Staff may not be able to assist all applicants in the final 24 hours before the submission deadline. In fairness to all applicants, late submissions will not be accepted.