RWJ New Careers in Nursing Awards CON $150,000
The College of Nursing received a $150,000 award from the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) scholarship program to allocate to 15 students enrolled in the Accelerated BSN degree program during the 2012-13 academic year. Eight students received a one-time award of $10,000 during the fall 2012 semester and another seven students will be awarded during the spring 2013 semester. All recipients must have an earned baccalaureate degree in another area. Fall 2012 recipients are: Meghan Behlmer, Crystal Bell, Courtney Benjamin, Desmond Capers, Kara Edmond, Adam Miller, Grace Moran-Hanna and Shanice Strobart.
The RWJF NCIN scholarship program is a national program of RWJF and the American Association of College of Nursing. The prestigious program is designed to help alleviate the national nursing shortage, increase the diversity of nursing professionals, expand capacity in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, and enhance the pipeline of potential nurse faculty.
According to Nancy Duffy, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, program coordinator, “I believe our continued funding of this important project is due to the success of our participants and the positive effect it has had on increasing the diversity of the students enrolled in the BSN program.”