More doctorally prepared nurses are needed everywhere, the front of the classroom being no exception.
As faculty shortages remain a challenge and as health care demands more nurses who can practice and teach at higher levels, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, through its Jonas Nurse Scholar Program, has maintained its support of future nurses who can fulfill these needs. Students from across the country who are committed to the faculty role, both in clinical and
classroom settings, are chosen to receive financial support in addition to leadership, development, and networking opportunities. The program also supports nurses who are focused on care for veterans.
Twelve SON students were selected to participate in this important initiative. The 2016-2018 Jonas Scholars:
PhD students: Kyra Waligora (incoming), Sarah Mossburg, Tamryn Gray, Erin Whitehouse
DNP students: Marianne Schallmo, Fara Bowler, Roberto Roman LaPorte, Leslie Rowan, Shelby Pitts
PhD students in veteran health care: Tamar Rodney, Paula Nersesian
DNP student in veteran health care: Cynthia Ward
Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Education and Research Award at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty.
“One of the few times I am speechless,” Sharps said of the award, an unexpected thrill.
The final group of baccalaureate students graduated in July, marking their status as the last of their kind with a June courtyard celebration. Students with a bachelor’s degree in any field who want to switch to nursing now join the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s MSN: Entry into Nursing program.
Grads of that program are qualified to sit for the NCLEX and are primed for success at the bedside or at other levels of nursing.