UDM Awarded 10 Scholarships through RWJF New Careers in Nursing Program
Scholarships will support UDM’s McAuley School of Nursing in developing a demographically representative pool of nursing professionals
The University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Health Professions was selected as one of 52 schools to receive grant funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). During the 2011-2012 academic year, UDM will receive $100,000 to support their students in the school’s Second-Degree Nursing program who are traditionally underrepresented in the field of nursing. The NCIN Scholarship Program was launched in 2008 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (NCIN) to address the national nursing shortage, develop a diverse professional nursing workforce, and fuel the pipeline of nurse faculty and leaders.
“Through the NCIN program, we are challenging nursing schools across the country to expand nurse leadership and strengthen education, two clear goals of the landmark 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on The Future of Nursing, “said Denise A. Davis, Dr. P.H, RWJF program officer for NCIN. “By diversifying the nursing profession through these scholarships, we are also helping to create a health care workforce ready to meet the needs of the 21st century American patient.”
At University of Detroit Mercy, 10 scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to 10 students entering the accelerated nursing program during the 2011-2012 academic year. Since 2008, the NCIN program has distributed 2,317 scholarships to students at 108 unique schools of nursing. The program considers its grantees vital in the development of culturally competent health professionals and future nurse leaders.
“We are extremely pleased to receive these Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grants,” said UDM College of Health Professions Dean Christine Pacini, Ph.D., R.N. “We are confident that the scholarships will contribute to students with their education and further help the nursing profession in the Detroit-area.”
Release date: August 12,2011
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The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest private Catholic University, offering approximately 100 majors and programs in 60 academic fields. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the University has three campuses located in downtown and northwest Detroit.
For the 11th consecutive year, UDM was ranked among the top tier of Midwestern master's universities in U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" – 2012 edition.