Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence awards Emory nursing student with prestigious scholarship

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | March 29, 2012

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Nancy McCabe is one of 142 PhD and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholars from across the United States who will receive more than $2 million in funding from the Jonas Center. 

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Nancy McCabe, a doctoral student at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, has been named a 2012 Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence.  

The Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar program provides tuition support for nurses pursuing doctoral degrees. This unique program addresses the nation’s dire shortage of nursing faculty by preparing nurses with doctoral degrees for careers as nurse educators.  

McCabe is one of 142 PhD and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholars from across the United States who will receive more than $2 million in funding from the Jonas Center.   

“Emory’s School of Nursing is a magnet for high-achieving doctoral students, who have the potential to make significant contributions to nursing science and education in the future,” says Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN, dean at Emory’s School of Nursing. “We are extremely proud of Nancy, and we know the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar program will provide her with valuable resources to launch a successful career in academic nursing.”  

McCabe’s research focuses on the study of adult congenital heart disease issues surrounding the transition from pediatric to adult care, self-management and illness representation. McCabe earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Duke University in 2007.    

About the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence

Founded in February of 2006, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence is supported by the Barbara and Donald Jonas Family Fund. Its mission is to advance professional nursing through grant making and programs that improve nurse recruitment and retention, increase ethnic and racial diversity among the nursing workforce, advance innovative practice models and improve practice settings in New York City.