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Graduate degrees in gerontological nursing

The OHSU School of Nursing offers several degrees for geriatric care and gerontological research. You may apply for a Master in Nursing Education (M.N.E.), Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) doctorate, or a research doctorate (Ph.D.) in gerontological nursing. Each has an opportunity for financial support through scholarship or award.

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Our Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence is committed to scholarship that develops nurse leaders and delivers the specialize care required for the unique health care needs of older adult populations.

Through two OHSU Foundation endowments we are able to award financial support to advanced practice nursing students who demonstrate a commitment to careers in gerontological nursing education, practice, and research.

Michaelson Gerontological Nursing Scholarship

The Michaelson Gerontological Nursing Scholarship offers financial support to future advanced practice nurse educators who are pursuing the enhanced knowledge needed to address the unique health care needs of older adults and those who care for them.

This scholarship provides support for students in the second year of the Master of Nursing programs at OHSU School of Nursing.  Applications for academic year 2023-24 are due April 3, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.

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Hearst Endowed Scholarship

The goal of the Hearst Foundations’ Endowed Scholarship is to support clinical scholarship and prepare advanced practice nursing students in the OHSU D.N.P. program for the unique care needs of older persons.

This scholarship provides funding for students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) programs at OHSU’s School of Nursing who are in the final year of the program. Applications for academic year 2023-24 are due April 3, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.

Up to $15,000 will be awarded to accepted students.

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D.N.P. HARP awarded

Please join us in congratulating Coleen Ju, B.S.N., R.N., who is the FIRST D.N.P. student to receive a Hartford Award for Research and Practice. This financial award helps support select D.N.P. students with their final projects.

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HARP 2023

We are pleased to announce that our TENTH annual Hartford Award for Research and Practice (HARP) Request for Applications is now open!

These small grants are available to ALL OHSU faculty and are an opportunity to conduct pilot studies, collect preliminary data to support an external grant application, or implement a process improvement initiative. 

Applications are due April 24, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. Please click the link below to view the application.

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Gerontological faculty

Our faculty are leading the way in geronotological learning, discovery and care. They advance care in dementia, chronic pain, immune response, family caregiving, exercise and more.

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