Nhu Tran, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCRP, is among the 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Future of Nursing Scholars program awards. This new multi-funder scholarship program, spearheaded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is aimed at increasing the number of nurses holding PhDs, according to a news release. Trans scholarship is funded by RWJF and was awarded by the University of California, Los Angeles.
Tran intends to focus her PhD research on the relationship between neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants and children with only one working lower chamber of the heart and the brains auto-regulation. Tran works as a clinical research RN at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the cardiothoracic surgery department. Before working as a research RN, she worked as a staff RN in the Neonatal and Infant Critical Care Unit at CHLA.
I am so grateful to receive this scholarship and other support, which will allow me to pursue my dream of obtaining my PhD and continuing to perform research, Tran said in the release.
The Future of Nursing Scholars program provides grants to schools of nursing, so they can award scholarships to PhD candidates who will commit to completing the program in three years. Tran will receive an award of $75,000, as well as mentoring and leadership development while working on
The shortage of nursing faculty makes it critical for nursing schools to offer opportunities for these future leaders to obtain their PhDs, Sally Maliski, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for academic affairs and student affairs at the UCLA School of Nursing, said in the release.