Nursing School Students Recognized for Leadership

Most nursing students know by graduation if they can make it in the intense nursing industry, but to be recognized as an outstanding leader while earning your doctorate in nursing? Nursing school is hard enough, but 142 students found ways to cope with the stress and become named for Nursing Excellence from The Jonas Center. Students in nursing schools face tough challenges in terms of academic struggle and hectic scheduling. In reality, the profession is not much different – though it presents new types of challenges.

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence has named Nancy McCabe, a doctoral student at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, one of 142 Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars nationwide to provide financial support for research, the University announced last week.

The Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program aims to “increase the number of doctorally prepared faculty available to teach in nursing schools nationwide” and provides financial assistance and programs in leadership development to scholars, according to the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence website. The program is supported by the Jonas Family Fund at the Jewish Communal Fund.

According to a March 29 Woodruff Health Sciences Center press release, the Jonas Center will provide more than $2 million to the 142 recipients of the award. The Center’s website notes that it will provide selected nursing students in doctoral programs with $10,000 total in two installments: $5,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year and $5,000 for 2013-2014.

“I’m very excited and very thankful,” McCabe said. “It’s a pretty exciting award.”

According to the Center’s website, the recently awarded scholars will attend a Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence/American Association of Colleges of Nursing leadership development conference in Washington, D.C. in fall 2013.

“We are extremely proud of [McCabe], and we know the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar program will provide her with valuable resources to launch a successful career in academic nursing,” Nursing School Dean Linda McCauley said in the Woodruff Health Sciences press release.

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