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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 specialized care required for the unique health care needs of older adult populations.

Through the generous support of two endowments administered by the OHSU Foundation and by a private, donor-funded scholarship, and donations, 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.

Hearst Endowed Scholarship Awarded

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.

Our three Hearst Endowed Scholars for AY 2023-24 are Ryan Cummings, M.S.N., F.N.P. who is in our Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, Kaitlyn Fox, B.S.N., RN who is in our Family Nurse Practitioner program, and Wonsil Sayson, B.S.N., RN who is in our Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.

Please join us in congratulating them on this accomplishment.

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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 the academic year 2024-25 will open Winter 2024.

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The Hartford Award for Research and Practice (HARP) is now funding D.N.P. students’ final projects.

The D.N.P. HARP will be awarded to D.N.P. students to help support projects that focus on improving the health and health care of older adults, particularly those projects that concentrate on health disparities related to aging or strategies to improve the health status of older adults in diverse or rural populations.

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HARP winners Teo Kiyoshi and Ruth Tadesse smile at the camera.
2023 HARP winners Hiroko Kiyoshi-Teo, Ph.D., RN and Ruth Tadesse, Ph.D., M.S., RN.

Our 2023 Hartford Award for Research and Practice (HARP) recipients are Hiroko Kiyoshi-Teo, Ph.D., RN and Ruth Tadesse, Ph.D., M.S., RN. They exemplify the nurse scientists the HARP is intended to support through their passion, curiosity, and creativity. Please join us in congratulating them and click the link below to learn more about their studies.

This was our TENTH annual request for applications and marks 20 grants awarded totaling $473,353.

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.

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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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