Student Support

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The John A. Hartford Foundation has created a strong tradition of building academic geriatric nursing capacity through mentorship. This helps prepare the next generations of gerontological nursing leaders. Here at the OHSU School of Nursing’s Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence faculty continue that tradition; through mentoring faculty commit to providing a firm foundation for academic careers. Our faculty work closely with PhD students, advance practice nursing students and undergraduate students and, together, they contribute substantively to the knowledge base related to care for older adults. 


OHSU nursing students demonstrate a commitment to careers in nursing education, practice, and research that will benefit older adults.  To support their studies, gerontological nursing students have successfully attracted $3.5 million in financial support since 2002.

OHSU Undergraduate Gerontological Nursing Honors Program

We have created a gerontological nursing honors track in our undergraduate program and have secured funding from The Hearst Foundations, supplemented by discretionary funds from the Oregon Community Foundation and designated to the HCGNE by OHSU President Robertson, to provide tuition support for students. 

The Gerontological Nursing Honors Program (GNHP) is designed for outstanding undergraduate nursing students in the OCNE and Baccalaureate Completion programs to receive additional mentorship and credits related to working with aging adults. This unique honors program helps undergraduate students to better understand the needs of our aging populations and prepares students for taking the next step in their education with an in-depth focus in gerontological nursing. GNHP students receive a small stipend and scholarship funding in the final year of the two-year program of study to offset the costs for the additional three credits required as part of the honors curriculum.

Class of 2015 Undergraduate Gerontological Honors Students
Carron Gutierrez
Allison Peterson
Gwen Lambert
Julie Townsend  

Class of 2016 Undergraduate Gerontological Honors Students
Stephanie Hartwig
Amber Knapp
Michael Kolbas
Gina Umble
Jessica Watson

National Graduate Fellowships & Scholarships:

2014-2016 Claire M. Fagin Fellow

Corey Nagel

2014-2016 Patricia G. Archbold Scholar

Daniel Mick

2014-2016 National Research Service Award

Lyndsey Miller
Julie Bidwell

 2013-2015 JAHF Patricia G. Archbold Scholars

Julie Bidwell
Quin Denfeld

2012-2014 JAHF Patricia G. Archbold Scholar

Lyndsey Miller

2011-2013 JAHF BAGNC Scholar

Paula Nagy

2010-2012 Claire M. Fagin Fellow

Teresa Goodell

2009-2011 Claire M. Fagin Fellow

Glenise McKenzie

2009-2011 JAHF BAGNC Scholars

Corey Nagel
Kris Weymann

2008-2010 JAHF BAGNC Scholar

Yi Yan

2007-2009 Claire M. Fagin Fellow

Elena Siegel

2007-2009 JAHF BAGNC Scholars

Rebecca Scobee
Miriam Volpin

2006-2008 JAHF BAGNC Scholars

Elizabeth Caley
Carol Kemp
Kathryn Sexson

2005 - 2007 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholars

Colleen Casey
Kristen Swafford

2004 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar

Casey Raquel Shillam

2003 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholars

Carla Hagen
Jeanette O'Brien

2002 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar

Karen E. Greco

2001 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar

Karen B. Tetz

2001 JAHF BAGNC Post-doctoral Scholar

Lissi Hansen