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First Group of Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Selected by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future and AACN
Date:2/12/2008

Scholarship Applications for the 2008-2009 Academic Year Are Now Available

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future are pleased to announce that the first five Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars have been selected through a new program to address the nation's shortage of nurse educators. This program was launched in September 2007 to provide financial support to graduate nursing students from minority backgrounds who agree to teach in a school of nursing after graduation.

"Increasing the population of nurse educators and diversifying the faculty pool are two critical needs for the nursing profession," said Andrea Higham, director of the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future. "J&J is pleased to be working with AACN to support the development of new nurse faculty from diverse backgrounds who will serve as mentors, role models, and future leaders."

The Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars program supports full-time minority students enrolled in graduate nursing programs, with a preference given to students in doctoral programs. Chaired by Dr. EvelynCalvillo from California State University-Los Angeles, the 17-member scholarship review committee selected the following recipients for $18,000 scholarship awards:

Estrella Evangelista-Hoffman, DNP student at Touro University in Nevada

Nena Rashed Harris, PhD student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Nancy Ho, PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania

Paula Alecia Neil, PhD student at the University of Rochester

To read a brief profile of each scholarship winner, visit AACN's Web site at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/pdf/JJScholars08.pdf.

"We applaud the inaugural group of Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars and are excited by the contributions we know these outstanding students will make to nursing education," said AACN President Jeanette Lancaster. "We were simply overwhelmed by the number of strong candidates for the five scholarship awards and are pleased to announce that this important program will continue through the 2008-2009 academic year."

The Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars program was modeled after a similar initiative launched by AACN and The California Endowment in 2006. Through that program, 17 minority nursing students are now completing doctorates and master's degrees with post-graduation commitments to serve as faculty in California schools of nursing.

Besides funding support, the Johnson & Johnson-sponsored program includes mentorship and leadership development components to ensure successful completion of graduate studies and preparation for a faculty role. Scholarship candidates must demonstrate the potential for long-term contributions to the field of nursing education and agree to teach in a U.S. school of nursing after graduation.

Applications for the 2008-2009 Academic Year Now Available

AACN is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the second round of Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarships. Eligible applicants from minority backgrounds must be accepted into a master's or doctoral program at an accredited school of nursing and agree to attend classes full-time throughout the program's duration. Award preference will be given to students at schools of nursing which commit to matching a portion of the candidate's tuition costs. Students interested in applying for funding may access the application which contains more details on eligibility and award requirements at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/JJApp08.doc.

The application deadline for scholarships, which will be awarded in Fall 2008, is June 13, 2008.

For more details on the nurse faculty shortage and AACN's response, see

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/FactSheets/FacultyShortage.htm.


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