Request for Applications

Exceptional Opportunity to Collaborate with Nurse Scientists on the Cutting Edge of Gerontological Nursing Knowledge

The healthcare workforce is "too small and critically unprepared" to meet the health needs of older adults as this population grows to comprise 20 percent of the U.S. population (IOM, 2008). A rate-limiting factor in our ability to prepare the nurses needed to address the needs of a rapidly aging population is the number of gerontological nursing faculty. The National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE), in partnership with the Nursing Education Xchange (NEXus), are pleased to announce a program designed to increase doctoral student access to high quality courses in gerontological nursing. The purpose of this collaboration is to build academic geriatric nursing capacity by creating partnerships across institutions to prepare new faculty to provide national academic leadership in gerontological nursing. 

The NHCGNE and NEXus have accepted applications from schools with a strong commitment to gerontological nursing. These schools are institutions currently offering doctoral programs in nursing who are interested in increasing access to doctoral level courses in gerontological nursing practice, education, and research, through partnerships and distance technology. 

This John A. Hartford Foundation/National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence will award of $10,000 to support membership in the NHCGNE and NEXus. Case Western Reserve University was the first school to join NEXus and the NHCGNE under this RFA.

NOTE: NEXus invites all schools of nursing to join, regardless of whether you qualify under this RFA. Schools who desire access to high quality doctoral level courses should contact Paula McNeil, Executive Director of Western Institute of Nursing.