For the sixth time, the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore has been selected as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, according to a news release. UMSON is one of 52 schools of nursing that will comprise the final cohort of the program.
Ten $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to UMSON for the 2014-2015 academic year for newly-admitted students in the clinical nurse leader masters degree option. In addition to the monetary award, NCIN scholars have access to a variety of academic resources and serve as mentors to other students.
Because relatively few scholarships are available for CNL students, we are especially pleased that UMSON has once again been awarded these funds, which will help reduce the financial burden for our students, Gail Schoen Lemaire, RN, PhD, PMHCNS, BC, CNL, associate professor and director of the CNL masters option, said in the release. Previous scholarship recipients have been grateful for these funds and have used them for tuition, books, child care costs and other living expenses.
David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP, RWJF senior program officer, said since 2008, New Careers in Nursing has made amazing strides in helping schools of nursing recruit and retain diverse students in these competitive and rigorous accelerated degree programs,
NCIN grantee schools must maintain leadership and mentoring programs for their scholars. The schools also are required to provide a pre-entry immersion program to assist scholars with learning essential study, test-taking and other skills needed to succeed in their program of study, according to the release.