Pitt Nursing Receives RWJF Funding to Support PhD Student Researchers

Dean Dunbar-Jacob is pleased to announce that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded the School a grant for $150,000 as part of the foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars Program. Under the supervision of Principal Investigator and Associate Professor Susan Cohen, the funds will be used to support new PhD students to be designated as Future of Nursing Scholars. The foundation award will enable Pitt Nursing to enroll two additional students in the School’s PhD program, which was founded in 1954.

The goal of the Foundation’s Future of Nursing Scholars Program is to develop PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to careers that advance science and discovery, who will enhance and extend nursing education, and who will fundamentally change nursing and health care. The program advances the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation in the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, to double the number of nurses in the United States with doctoral degrees.

Learn more about the School of Nursing’s PhD program.