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 Excellence faculty continue that tradition. Through mentoring, faculty commit to providing a firm foundation for academic careers. Our faculty work closely with Ph.D. students, advance practice nursing students, and undergraduate students. 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 over $4 million in financial support since 2002.
The Hearst Endowed Scholarship
The Hartford Center of Gerontological Excellence is honored to steward the Hearst Endowed Scholarship. The goal of The Hearst Foundations’ scholarship is to prepare advanced practice nurses whose focus is on the health and health care of older adults. This scholarship provides funding for students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at OHSU's School of Nursing and whose focus is on gerontological advanced practice nursing. These include the Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner programs.
Michaelson Geriatric Endowed Scholarship
The goal of The Michaelson Geriatric Endowed Scholarship is to prepare advanced practice nurses and nurse educators with the advanced knowledge needed to address the health and health care needs of older adults. This scholarship provides support for students enrolled in the Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, during the second year of study, at OHSU's School of Nursing. Students must show a commitment to the health and health care needs of older adults.
Undergraduate gerontological nursing honors program
The Gerontological Nursing Honors Program (GNHP) was designed for outstanding undergraduate nursing students to receive additional mentorship and credits related to working with older adults. This unique honors program helped undergraduate students to better understand the needs of our aging population and prepared students for taking the next steps in their education with an in-depth focus in gerontological nursing. Financial support from The Hearst Foundations' grant supported these students' tuition for the additional credits.
Class of 2019 Gerontological Nursing Honors Program Graduates
Rachel Isabell Codd
Class of 2018 Gerontological Nursing Honors Program Graduates
Edwina Hope Arrington
Ruby Renee Naslund
Class of 2017 Gerontological Nursing Honors Program Graduates
Class of 2016 Gerontological Nursing Honors Program Graduates
National graduate fellowships and scholarships
2015-2017 National Research Service Award
2014-2016 Claire M. Fagin Fellow
2014-2016 Patricia G. Archbold Scholar
2014-2016 National Research Service Award
2013-2015 Patricia G. Archbold Scholars
2012-2014 Patricia G. Archbold Scholar
2011-2013 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar
2010-2012 Claire M. Fagin Fellow
2009-2011 Claire M. Fagin Fellow
2009-2011 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholars
2008-2010 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar
2007-2009 Claire M. Fagin Fellow
2007-2009 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholars
2006-2008 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholars
2005 - 2007 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholars
2004 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar
Casey Raquel Shillam
2003 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholars
2002 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar
Karen E. Greco
2001 JAHF BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar
Karen B. Tetz
2001 JAHF BAGNC Post-doctoral Scholar