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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

rs 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 J
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