NLN Jonas Scholars Program

Thanks to a generous grant from Jonas Philanthropies, the NLN Jonas Scholars Program, now in its 11th year, addresses a core goal of the NLN - Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education: Promote evidence-based nursing education and the scholarship of teaching. NLN’s current research priorities call for scholarship in the areas of innovations in nursing education, evaluation research in nursing education and development of the science of nursing education through evidence-based reform. Jonas Scholars fit well into NLN’s organizational strategic vision. The NLN is deeply committed to supporting beginning researchers. It is critically important to have a sufficient number of nurse educators with doctorates who are skilled in conducting and replicating pedagogical research to advance nursing practice and significantly impact patient care. 

The NLN Jonas Scholars, from nursing programs approved by Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (JNVH), are nominated by faculty at schools of nursing with a focus on research in nursing education. The program includes a comprehensive mentoring component that engages scholars in peer-to-peer interactions, and nurtures relationships between scholars and faculty mentors through bi-monthly calls and attendance at the NLN Education Summit. Funds distributed to the scholars include financial support for dissertation research and travel expenses.  

2021-2022 NLN Jonas ScholarsScholars from 2021-2022 Cohort pictured with Dr. Barbara Patterson, Dr. Beverly Malone, and Dr. Althea Hicks at the NLN Education Summit






                   PROGRAM IMPACT

59 doctoral students benefited

16 schools represented, including 2 HBCUs
Over half a million dollars invested