Now Accepting Applications for RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Program

Published: February 14th, 2018

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The University of Florida College of Nursing is now accepting applications for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars Program.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Jennifer Elder, Ph.D. program director for the UF College of Nursing.


The University of Florida College of Nursing was one of only 31 schools of nursing selected in December 2017 to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding doctorates. The selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of grantees of the innovative Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or RWJF, Future of Nursing Scholars program, which will provide financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to nurses who commit to earning their Ph.D. in three years.

Florida will select two nursing students to receive this prestigious scholarship.

Jennifer Elder, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN

Jennifer Elder, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN

“We are very thrilled that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded the University of Florida College of Nursing a Future Nursing Scholars grant,” College of Nursing professor and Ph.D. Program Director Jennifer Harrison Elder, Ph.D, R.N., FAAN, said. “We know that we have some of the best and brightest students in the nation, and welcome the opportunity to support rising stars who will be our future nursing leaders.”

The Future of Nursing Scholars program is a multi-funder initiative. In addition to RWJF, Johnson & Johnson, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Sharp HealthCare, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are supporting the Future of Nursing Scholars grants to schools of nursing this year. Selected scholars will attend a boot camp with the Future of Nursing Scholars program this summer and begin their Ph.D. studies in the fall.

For more information about the prestigious Future of Nursing Scholars Program and grant, visit the college’s announcement.