Katie Adamson, PhD, RN, University of Washington Tacoma, is one of 12 nursing faculty members from across the country who have been chosen to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program this year, according to a news release.
Each scholar receives a three-year $350,000 award to pursue research, leadership training in all aspects of the faculty role and mentoring from senior faculty at the recipients institution. To receive the award, scholars must be RNs 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 years and no more than five years, according to
The scholars chosen this year are conducting studies that examine issues that include pediatric asthma, dementia care, health literacy, HIV treatment and the use of technology to improve access and outcomes for rural and uninsured individuals.
Adamsons research compares learning outcomes and costs associated with two high-technology, experiential student learning activities: manikin-based simulation and virtual simulation. This is the programs seventh and final cohort, according to the release.
Each of our 2014 RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars has enormous potential and a deep commitment to educating nurses, improving health and healthcare and building a culture of health in this country, Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, national program director for the RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars program, said in the release. We look forward to working with this new group as they conduct groundbreaking research, strengthen the academy and advance the nations health. Campbell is Anna D. Wolf Chair and professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
The program strengthens the academic productivity and overall excellence of nursing schools by developing the next generation of leaders in academic nursing. Supporting junior nurse faculty will help curb a shortage of nurse educators that could undermine the health and healthcare of all Americans. The Affordable Care Act is vastly increasing the number of people with health coverage in the United States. As the number of patients grows, the demand for skilled nurses is rising as is the need for nurse faculty to educate them.