The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is one of only 14 nursing schools nationwide to be among the first to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program to increase the number of nurses holding doctorates. As an inaugural grantee of the Future of Nursing Scholars program, JHSON will select a nursing student to receive financial support, mentoring, and leadership development over the three years of his/her Ph.D. program.
The Future of Nursing Scholars program is a multifunder initiative. In addition to RWJF, the United Health Foundation, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Rhode Island Foundation are supporting the Future of Nursing Scholars grants to schools of nursing this year. The Future of Nursing Scholars program plans to support up to 100 Ph.D. nursing candidates over its first two years.