Three Students Selected As Jonas Scholars

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies is pleased to announce it will have three students named Jonas Scholars.

Lori Erickson, Teresa King and Debra Sims, all students in the School of Nursing and Health Studies doctoral program, are among the 2018-2020 cohort of 200 students selected from universities nationwide.

“We are fortunate to have our three students selected in national competition as Jonas Scholars and are grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Jonas for their to the doctoral nursing workforce pipeline.” said Dean Ann Cary.

Partnering with universities across the country, scholarships from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare provide $10,000 in funding over two years, as well as leadership development and networking opportunities.

Launched in 2008 to address the nursing faculty shortage, the Jonas Scholars initiative has grown in both reach and scope to support more than 1,000 Scholars in all 50 states who have transitioned into roles as faculty, clinical leaders and researchers. Upon its ten-year mark, Jonas refined the goal of the program to “improving healthcare through targeted investments in high-potential doctoral nursing students whose research and clinical foci specifically address our nation’s most pressing healthcare needs.”