The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) scholarship program aims to help alleviate the nursing shortage and to increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Mount St. Mary's College has been selected as a grant recipient of the program for five consecutive years (2008-2012).
By the end of the 2012-13 school year, 51 Mount nursing students will have been supported by more than $500,000 in NCIN grants. The Mount is applying current NCIN funding to support students in the College's Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The NCIN Scholarship Program was launched in 2008 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. To learn more, visit www.newcareersinnursing.org.
Below are bios of recent Mount students who have been named Robert Wood Johnson Scholars, and who have received scholarship support thanks to the New Careers in Nursing program.
I am a junior at Mount St. Mary's, and am working toward my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in the College’s Accelerated Nursing program. Previously, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts and Television Communications from Texas Tech University, and I also have a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It's exciting to embark on a new career in nursing and I'm extremely thankful for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholarship award.
I'm originally from Toronto, Ontario, where I played rugby for the provincial team. Outside of my studies, I love to spend time with my husband Ravaris and our 2-year-old son, Elias. I know I could not succeed in this program without their support. I give all glory to God for His many blessings, and I thank all my classmates for all of their help.