Cardiac nurses interested in cardiovascular research can apply to the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Interdisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Health Research program.
The curriculum prepares nurse scientists to build investigative careers directed at improving understanding of behavioral and biologic factors associated with cardiovascular health, illness and risk.
It also aims to increase the number of and strengthen the preparation of early career nurse scientists participating in research, according to the school.
Benefits include full tuition for as long as two years, a National Institutes of Health stipend and money for travel and other training-related expenses for four nurses per year.
Coursework for full-time study includes 24 credits of core courses in philosophy of science, theory, advanced research design, biostatistics, grant writing and scientist responsibilities. Trainees also must complete an additional 22 credits of electives which can be taken in the Schools of Nursing, Public Health or Medicine and courses developed specifically for the training program. Elective courses are selected with the help of a faculty mentor who will chart a course of study specific to each students goals and develop the basis for a program of research.
Fellows also participate in directed research residencies, skill-building workshops, journal club and research seminars, interdisciplinary co-mentorship and independent research projects.
Nurses interested in applying must be graduates of an accredited bachelors or masters in nursing program, supply a written statement of research goals including reason for interest in the fellowship and submit research interests matching faculty expertise and school resources.
Nurses also must provide GRE scores from within the past five years and have achieved a minimum scholastic GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants will interview with faculty and also must provide a writing sample, for example, a published work or graded paper.
Applications may submitted online, and more information can be found by visiting http://nursing.jhu.edu/faculty_research/research/opportunities/doctoral.html