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Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence Announces Support to Prepare 1,000 Nurse Faculty and Clinical Leaders with Emphasis on Mental Health Care

NEW YORK – Zeroing in on a pressing need in health care – nurses with specialized training in mental health issues, particularly focused on veterans – The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence today announced what is believed to be the single largest philanthropic commitment, nearly $25 million, specifically for nursing faculty and clinical leader training.

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Third Cohort of Jonas Scholars Pursue Doctoral Research

$75,000 Grant from New York-Based Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence Helps Advance the Science of Nursing Education

New York, NY — Five PhD and DNP candidates from schools designated by the Jonas Center comprise the third cohort to be chosen for this prestigious honor supporting doctoral research in nursing education.

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American Journal of Nursing Interviews Brigadier General (Ret.) Bill Bester

Listen to this American Journal of Nursing (AJN) interview with Jonas Center Senior Advisor, Brigadier General (Ret.) Bill Bester. Editor-in-cheif of the AJN, Shawn Kennedy, moderates this interview about veterans healthcare and the roles of nurses.

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Watch Jonas Center Golf Classic to Support Veterans Healthcare Video

Enjoy a video taken at the Jonas Center Golf Classic to Support Veterans Healthcare featuring:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Ric Anderson
  • Barbara Jonas, Co-founder Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
  • Colonel (REt.) Kelly Wolgast, Assistant Professor Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • Brigadier General (Ret.) William Bester, Senior Advisor, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
  • Catherine Rick, Chief Nursing Services Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
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Nurses Keep Top Spot for Honesty and Ethics in Poll Ranking Professions

SILVER SPRINGS, MD, December 13, 2011 - For the 12th year, nurses were voted the most trusted profession in America in Gallup’s annual survey that ranks professions based on their honesty and ethical standard. Eighty-four percent of Americans rated nurses’ honesty and ethical standards as “very high or “high.”

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AACN and the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence Partner for Webinar Series on Nursing Advocacy

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence are partnering to produce a series of didactic Webinars for nursing students attending AACN’s 2012 Student Policy Summit next March. Three, one-hour Webinars addressing state and federal nursing advocacy issues will be released during the final three months leading up to the Summit. By participating in this learning opportunity, nursing students from across the country will listen and engage in relevant policy and advocacy issues prior arriving in Washington, DC.

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Norman Volk Receives Inaugural Jonas Center Award for Advancing Nursing Leadership

NEW YORK, December 2, 2011 – The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence has presented its first Jonas Center Award for Advancing Nursing Leadership to Norman Volk, Chairman of the John A. Hartford Foundation, the leading philanthropy focused on improving health care for older Americans. The award honors those who embody the Jonas Center’s mission to advance nursing scholarship, leadership and innovative practice.

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Jonas Center Executive Director, Darlene Curley, Featured in PIN Point Newsletter

Jonas Center Executive Director, Darlene Curley, was recently featured in the Partners Investing in Nursing's Fall 2011 newsletter. The excerpt below is a transcript of Darlene's interview, to view the newsletter in its entirety click here

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HHS Grants to Strengthen Nursing Workforce

NurseZone.com interviews JCNE's Darlene Curley, among others, on the need for "Boosting the Numbers of Nursing Faculty...Supporting Education...Increasing Diversity"  Read Jennifer Larson's article here.

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2012 Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program Guidelines Released

The goal of the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program is to increase the number of doctorally prepared faculty available to teach in nursing schools nationwide, as advocated by the Institute of Medicine’s recent report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Supported by the Jonas Family Fund at the Jewish Communal Fund, the program will provide financial assistance, leadership development, and mentoring support to expand the pipeline of future nurse faculty into research-focused and practice-focused doctoral nursing programs.

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence will provide selected nursing students in doctoral programs with id="mce_marker"0,000 in financial support, to be distributed in $5,000 installments for each of the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years. The institution in which the student is enrolled will match the financial support amount and distribution schedule. In addition, schools will provide support for Scholars to attend a Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) leadership development conference in Washington, DC in fall 2013. At least one scholarship will be awarded for each state.

Click here to view 2012 Jonas Nurse Scholar Program Guidelines.

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