The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced in September the names of the 12 nursing faculty from across the country who were selected to participate in its nurse faculty scholars program this year. Each nurse faculty scholar receives a three-year $350,000 grant to pursue research.
Among those chosen was Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, RN, PhD, University of Miami, who developed the research project Joven (Youth): Juntos Opuestos a la Violencia Entre Novios/Together Against Teen Dating Violence.
The award is given to junior faculty who show outstanding promise as future leaders in academic nursing.
Gonzalez-Guardas project will develop and test an intervention for preventing teen dating violence among Hispanics.
Being named a RWJF nurse faculty scholar is a huge honor, Gonzalez-Guarda said in a news release. As a nurse faculty scholar, I am looking forward to being connected to other scholars as well as an extraordinary network of mentors and resources. I am doubly thrilled because so many of my professional role models through the years have had a connection to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Under the programs guidance, I hope to become a better faculty member and leader in my institution and area of research.
The RWJF nurse faculty scholars program is helping to curb the shortage by helping more junior faculty succeed in, and commit to, academic careers and strives to increase the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of nursing by fostering leadership skills among scholars to recruit and retain diverse faculties and student bodies at their schools of nursing.
To receive the award, scholars must be registered nurses who have completed a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline and who have held a tenure-eligible faculty position at an accredited nursing school for at least two and no more than five years.
For a complete list of this years scholars, visit RWJF.org/newsroom.