The latest news from the Future of Nursing Scholars program

Future of Nursing Scholars Reception at the University of San Diego

February 19, 2015

Dean Sally Hardin and colleagues at the University of San Diego hosted a fabulous reception for our Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 schools during the January 2015 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Doctoral Education Conference.  This wonderful event allowed colleagues from each school to meet and discuss their goals for the program.  We were also[…] Read More

Like a Koala Bear…

February 4, 2015

RWJF Future of Nursing Scholar, Laren Riesche, MSN, RN, recently contributed to RWJF’s new Culture of Health blog with a post describing her journey as a nursing PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. With clinical experience in neonatal nursing, her research focuses on the role of the placenta in fetal programming and[…] Read More

Cohort 1 Scholar Profiled in the Houston Chronicle

December 8, 2014

Cohort 1 scholar, Latia Wade Hickerson, MPH, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, was recently profiled in the Houston Chronicle. Hickerson is pursuing her PhD at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She became interested in women’s health issues, teen pregnancy and parenthood, and rapid repeat teenage pregnancy, after witnessing the associated socioeconomic burdens and health disparities.

It’s About More than Money

October 27, 2014

Recently, our deputy director, Heather Kelley-Thompson wrote a blog post for RWJF’s Human Capital blog.  The post, “It’s About More than Money” provided a look back at the Boot Camp we held in August for our first cohort of scholars.  In the post, Heather and several of our scholars shared their reflections about what was[…] Read More