Leadership Grantees

Current Grantees

Lecture Series at the New York Academy of Medicine (2015-2017)

This grant will support a series of four lectures at the New York Academy of Medicine, focused on the following topics:

  • Future of Nursing and Medical Education: Technology in the Classroom 
  • Inpatient Collaborative Care: Working Together Reduces Costs but not Quality
  • Death and Dying
  • Low Vision and Blindness 

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education (2016-2019)

This grant supports the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, which provides a convening mechanism for interested parties from government, academia, foundations, industry, and professional associations to meet and discuss current issues of mutual concern in a neutral setting. The Forum strives to enhance a shared understanding of integrated health professional education and will provide a mechanism to foster collaboration among stakeholders. Specific agenda topics are determined by the Forum membership, and span a broad range of issues across the education to practice continuum.

AACN Student Policy Summit (2017)

The Jonas Center was pleased to support the 2017 AACN Student Policy Summit for the eighth consecutive year. The purpose of the Summit is to provide baccalaureate and graduate nursing students the opportunity to convene in Washington, DC to engage with leaders closely involved in the policy process, make visits to Congressional offices with AACN deans, and gain exposure to new professional development opportunities.  

 

Past Grantees

AACN Student Policy Summit (2016)

The Jonas Center was pleased to support the 2016 AACN Student Policy Summit for the seventh consecutive year.This year marked the biggest Policy Summit yet, with 199 students from 137 schools across 37 states in attendance. The purpose of the Summit is to provide baccalaureate and graduate nursing students the opportunity to convene in Washington, DC to engage with leaders closely involved in the policy process, make visits to Congressional offices with AACN deans, and gain exposure to new professional development opportunities.

Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Conference (2015)

This grant will support the third Jonas Nurse Scholar Conference, a three-day event in October 2015 in Washington, DC, designed to convene the 350 current Jonas Scholars for networking, mentoring and educational opportunities with prominent nurse educators, executives and policy experts in the field. 

AACN Student Policy Summit (2015)

The Jonas Center was pleased to support the 2015 AACN Student Policy Summit. This is our sixth consecutive year supporting this important conference, which is composed of sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy and gives attendees the opportunity to learn about nursing advocacy first-hand through visits to Capitol Hill and lectures from national leaders. This year marked the biggest Policy Summit yet, with 185 students representing 97 schools and 38 states in attendance. 

Sigma Theta Tau (2015)

This grant to Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Foundation for Nursing supports the Archon Awards at the 43rd Biennial Convention in November 2015 in Las Vegas. The Archon Awards recognize individuals or groups, regardless of their profession, who have made health a major aspect of their lives, and their efforts have created significant change that is national or transnational in scope. In all of their endeavors, they embody the Sigma Theta Tau values of love, honor and courage.

AACN Student Policy Summit (2014)

More than 125 nursing students representing 29 states from 54 schools gathered in Washington, D.C. March 23-25 for the 2014 AACN Student Policy Summit. For the fifth consecutive year, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence was recognized as a platinum level sponsor for supporting the conference. The conference is composed of sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy and gives attendees the opportunity to learn about nursing advocacy first-hand through visits to Capitol Hill and lectures from national leaders. With a shared vision of fostering the future of nurse leaders, the Jonas Center is excited to support the Summit again this year.

Sigma Theta Tau (2013)

This grant to Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Foundation for Nursing supportes the 42nd STTI Biennial Convention in November 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. 

Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Conference (2013)

This grant supported the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to manage the second Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Conference, a three-day event in October 2013 in Washington, DC, designed to convene current Jonas Scholars for networking, mentoring and educational opportunities with prominent nurse educators, executives and policy experts in the field.

USC Price School (2013)

The Jonas Center awarded $25,000 to the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy in honor of Sol Price to support a spring 2014 conference on homeless female veterans.

AACN Student Policy Summit (2013)

More than 100 nursing students representing 49 schools from 29 states, including seven Jonas Scholars, gathered in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, March 17th for the 2013 AACN Student Policy Summit. For the fourth consecutive year, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence was recognized as a platinum level sponsor for supporting the conference. The conference is composed of sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy and gives attendees the opportunity to learn about nursing advocacy first-hand through visits to Capitol Hill and lectures from national leaders. With a shared vision of fostering the future of nurse leaders, the Jonas Center is excited to support the Summit again this year.

AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program (2012 - 2015)

The Jonas Center is a proud co-sponsor of the newly developed AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program, a world-class leadership development experience for nursing school deans and directors designed to provide the concepts and tools needed to enhance leadership capacity and hone the skills that are essential to thrive and move forward strategically.  The inaugural class, which convened August 14-17, 2012 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, included 37 nurse educators from 25 states.  The program addresses issues around managing and leading change, influencing and galvanizing a diverse set of stakeholders, and building enterprising relationships in highly volatile environments. Participants will leave equipped with an advanced set of negotiation, leadership, and influencing skills, and the confidence and ability to serve on or lead high-powered boards.

Foundation of New York State Nurses (2012 - 2013)

This grant from the Jonas Center will help support the Foundation of New York State Nurses' oversight of the New York State Action Coalition (NYSAC). The NYSAC is a committee that works to advance the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a collaboration created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP Foundation. The NYSAC is part of a broad national effort to implement the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing Report.

AACN Nursing Student Policy Summit (2012)

As Congress considered the budget and the Supreme Court debated on healthcare reform, more than 100 nursing students from 41 nursing schools representing 23 states across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, March 25th for the 2012 AACN Student Policy Summit. The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence was recognized as a diamond level sponsor for supporting the conference for the third consecutive year since its launch in 2010. Jonas Center Executive Director Darlene Curley attended the summit to address the enthusiastic group of BS, MSN, DNP, and PHD nurse scholars, which included several current and future Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars. The conference has proven to be nothing less than inspiring for the students, giving them the opportunity to learn about nursing advocacy first-hand through visits to Capitol Hill and lectures from national leaders. The Jonas Center is honored to support such a successful annual event and grateful to AACN for their shared dedication to fostering the future of nursing leadership.

AACN Nursing Student Policy Summit (2011)

The second annual AACN Student Policy Summit was held in March 2011 in Washington, DC. The conference was attended by 113 students from 37 schools of nursing in 21 states.

American Academy of Nursing Raise the Voice: Critical Conversation (2011)

A public forum on end-of-life care, entitled Critical Conversations, Advanced Care Planning and Decision Making: Models that Work was hosted by AAN in October 2011 in Washington DC. The event, which targeted journalists, policy makers and other key stakeholders, was attended by 160 people both in-person and via live webcast. The event was co-sponsored by the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, the California Healthcare Foundation, the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Archstone Foundation.

Sigma Theta Tau (2011)

This grant to Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Foundation for Nursing supports the planning and presentation of People and Knowledge: Improving Health Care through Disseminating Nursing Research preconference at the 41st STTI Biennial Convention in October 2011 in Texas. The conference, which will be open to 100 students, will focus on how professional nurses should—and can—take a leadership role in the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of evidence-based nursing practice in their health care setting.

Hunter/Dean Gebbie (2011)

The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence awarded this grant to the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing in honor of Dean Kristine M. Gebbie to equip work/study rooms with smart technology in order to enhance Hunter nursing students’ learning experiences.

AACN Nursing Student Policy Summit (2010)

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) hosted its inaugural Nursing Student Policy Summit in Washington, DC for the next generation of health policy leaders. Sponsored by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, the summit coincided with AACN’s 2010 Spring Annual Meeting and featured a variety of presentations by policy experts, interactive discussions with Washington insiders, lobbying visits to U.S. members of Congress, and strategic networking opportunities.

Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Conference (2010)

This grant supported the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to manage the inaugural Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Conference, a three-day event in November 2010 in Washington, DC, designed to convene current Jonas Scholars for networking, mentoring and educational opportunities with prominent nurse educators, executives and policy experts in the field.

Future of Nursing: New York Conference (2010)

In partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Jonas Center hosted the Initiative on the Future of Nursing: New York conference in December 2010. The event brought together prominent leaders from the nursing community to discuss the Institute on Medicine’s “Future of Nursing” report and what the report’s recommendations mean for the future of health care in the New York region.

NOW on PBS, Nurses Needed (2008)

The purpose of this grant is to support the production of a single full half-hour show focused on the critical nursing shortage in the U.S. and its impact on healthcare delivery. The show aired on NOW on PBS on October 24, 2008. The goal of the broadcast is to educate NOW viewers, web visitors, educators and screening attendees and to encourage consideration of solutions.