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NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Awards Scholarships at Annual NLN Education Summit

$166,862 in Scholarships Distributed to Graduate Students Addresses Shortage of Nursing Educators
Forty-Three $1000 Scholarships Awarded to Faculty to Attend NLN Summit

September 15, 2004—New York, NY—
In keeping with its mission to provide concrete support for faculty recruitment and educational research initiatives, the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education has awarded 20 scholarships of up to $15,000 to help recruit nurses to the faculty role and enable current nursing educators to pursue advanced learning. The Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Scholarship Program is designed to prepare the greatest number of faculty in the shortest period of time.

Sponsored by nine local communities, supported by Johnson & Johnson, and administered by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association, scholarships were restricted by the donors to students admitted or enrolled in accredited graduate programs in California, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, South Florida, and Tennessee. The highest-ranking applicants were selected through a competitive process. Awards will be presented at the annual nursing faculty meeting on October 1 at the NLN Education Summit in Orlando. Click here for the roster of scholarship awardees.

Also to be recognized at the faculty meeting are 209 nurse educators from 43 schools of nursing that, thanks to a grant from Johnson & Johnson, received $1,000 faculty scholarships. The NLN Foundation awarded these funds in recognition of the schools’ commitment to faculty development by registering three or more faculty to attend the Summit. 

“Having awarded almost half a million dollars in scholarships that will place 57 nurse educators in our schools of nursing over the next few years” said NLN Foundation for Nursing Education chair Dr. Nancy Langston, “this foundation is providing concrete and critically important support to nurses who wish to become leaders in nursing education. We believe our efforts are helping to assure that there will be adequate numbers of faculty to educate this and future generations of nurses.”

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The NLN advances quality nursing education that prepares the nursing workforce to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing health care environment.