The Seton Hall University College of Nursing was recently awarded a $50,000 grant for its New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program.
This is the second time the program received the grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), according to Kristyn Kent-Wuillermin, Director of Strategic Alliances, Marketing and Enrollment for Seton Hall University's College of Nursing.
Seton Hall University received $50,000 to support students who are traditionally underrepresented in the field of nursing and are pursuing second careers in the field, she said.
The money is earmarked for those in the Master’s Entry into Practice – Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program, the only Master’s Entry program in New Jersey. NCIN is a program of RWJF and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
“At this time when the nation’s need for highly educated nurses is growing, we are delighted to be able to support nursing students who will bring diverse and valuable perspectives to the field, and become capable, culturally-competent nurses,” said David Krol, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, RWJF senior program officer. “NCIN is not only helping these students succeed in school, it is helping prepare the nursing workforce to meet the challenges that lie ahead.”
In addition to a $10,000 scholarship, NCIN scholars receive other support to help them meet the demands of an accelerated degree program. All NCIN grantee schools maintain a leadership program and a mentoring program for their scholars, as well as a pre-entry immersion program to help scholars learn study, test-taking, and other skills that will help them manage the challenges of an accelerated program.