Written by Robby MacBain
Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Anna D. Wolf chair and professor in the Department of Community Public Health, has been appointed director of the new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nursing Faculty Scholars program, which will be headquartered at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON).
Over the next five years, the program will provide $28 million to junior nursing faculty in an effort to help them advance in their fields and gain faculty positions earlier in their careers by providing mentorship, leadership training, salary and research support.
Campbell, who is well known for her role as a mentor, said that the program is “exactly what schools of nursing like Hopkins need to develop our young, promising faculty members so that they continue to teach the future nurses of this country.”
The prestigious appointment as director will be an opportunity for Campbell to expand her expertise in mentorship to the national level. She will work with a National Advisory Committee of academic leaders spread across the country to design and implement the major components of the program, including the application and selection process, curriculum development, and mentor pairings. Currently, she is working to advertise the program to a talented, diverse applicant pool in an effort to attract candidates with the greatest potential as future nursing faculty members.
“The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is proud to be the national program office of the RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars program, and I am excited to have the opportunity to direct the program,” Campbell said. “As one of the leading schools of nursing in the country, JHUSON holds among its highest priorities the development of nursing faculty as academic leaders—leaders who combine excellence in research, teaching, practice, and service.”