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Posted on Aug 10, 2012

USF Nursing Doctoral Students Recognized as the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar & Jonas Veterans’ Healthcare Scholars

USF Nursing Doctoral Students Recognized as the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar & Jonas Veterans’ Healthcare Scholars

USF Nursing graduate students receive four out of 54 Jonas Scholarship grants from The Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program

August 9, 2012 (Tampa, FL) – Four doctoral students from the University of South Florida College of Nursing have been recognized as 2012-2014 Jonas Scholars, including three of 50 inaugural Jonas Veterans HealthCare Scholars. The four graduate students who received the Jonas Scholar grants include Carly Paterson, BS, RN, Marian J. Hardwick, BS, RN, Richard Huff, MS, CRNA, and Alicia G. Rossiter, MSN, FNP, PNP-BC.

“It is a singular achievement for the USF College of Nursing to have four Jonas Scholars, including three in the first cohort of Jonas Veterans Healthcare nationwide,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health and Dean, College of Nursing. “Because of the College’s emphasis on veteran’s issues and our strong PhD and DNP programs, and the wonderful support of the Jonas Center, these students will be well prepared as nursing leaders in improving the health of veterans.”

The Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program was created to support the educational development of the next generation of nursing faculty who will train new nurses to address the nation’s most pressing health issues.

Carly Paterson, BS, RN, who is currently in the BS-PhD program, received the 2012-2014 Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program Scholarship. She was awarded a total of $20,000 in funding, a total amount of $10,000 for two academic years. Her research during this period will focus on addressing unmet needs for symptom relief in younger women with breast cancer and biobehavioral intervention research that can assist younger women with cancer. Read her full story here.

The Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar Program was created to support doctoral level (PhD and DNP) education advancement of nurses who will be involved in all levels of veterans’ healthcare, from administration and policy to direct patient care. Hardwick, Huff, and Rossiter received the Jonas Veterans HealthCare Scholarship. They were each awarded a total of $10,000 in funding, a total amount of $5,000 per year for two academic years.

Marian J. Hardwick, BS, RN, currently in the BS-PhD program, will focus her research on the study of the interrelationship and pathophysiology of comorbid PTSD and sleep dysfunction. Read her full story here.

During this period, Richard Huff, MS, CRNA who is currently working in the DNP program and serving in the U.S. Air Force, will work on a project about the comparison of ultrasound guided versus standard techniques in the training of CRNA students for the placement of regional anesthesia: and postoperative nausea and vomiting for the female gynecologic patient. Read his full story here.

Alicia G. Rossiter, MSN, FNP, PNP-BC is currently in the DNP program and Instructor and Coordinator for the Graduate Stimulation at the USF College of Nursing, will focus on the study of Women Veteran Health Issues with a focus on Military Sexual Trauma. Read her full story here.

The Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program and the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar Program are made possible by grants for the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence funded by the Jonas Family Foundation.

-RESTORE LIVES-

Through ‘RESTORE LIVES: Education and Research to Rehabilitate and Restore the Lives of Veterans, Service Members, and their Families,’ USF College of Nursing faculty develop life enhancing treatments through nursing research, and educate nurses with the knowledge and skills specific to the needs of the military, veterans, and their families. The Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an example of type of innovative research that the USF College of Nursing is developing to improve the health of our honored service members and veterans.

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