Congratulations to SON Doctoral Students - Nanci Swan and Kisha Coleman who have received scholarly grants from the Jonas Center.
The Jonas Center is a philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting nurses by developing faculty leaders, supporting nursing scholarship and innovative nursing practice.
The Jonas grants, made through institutional awards prepare doctoral candidates to help students address the needs of future patients – from dealing with co-morbidities and chronic illnesses to providing culturally competent care. The Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program was expanded in 2010 to fund a total 59 doctoral nursing students at nearly two dozen of the nation’s leading academic institutions.
|Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar
Nanci A Swan, MSN, RN CCRN
Nanci A. Swan is currently a nursing instructor for The UAB SON. She has completed undergraduate degrees in both psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a BS in nursing at Georgia Southern University, as well as a master’s degree in nursing at Jacksonville State University.
|Hearst-Jonas III Scholar (2012-2014)
Kisha Coleman, MSN, RN, CPHM
Kisha Coleman received her BSN from the University of Alabama and has served in the field of nursing for more than thirteen years. While working as a critical care nurse and preceptor, she was inspired to continue her matriculation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholars program began in the fall of 2012, the center is supporting scholarships for 54 nurses to be trained at the doctoral level on veteran-specific healthcare needs, ranging from clinical to policy to administration to education, to help ensure our veterans are receiving the best possible care. Scholar’s research projects will be focused on priority veterans’ healthcare need (as identified by the White House and Veterans Administration.)
The Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program was created in 2008 to support educational development of new nursing faculty and stimulate models for joint faculty appointments between schools of nursing and clinical affiliates.
The UAB School of Nursing Faculty Organization recognized Erica Pryor, PhD, RN on June 27, 2011 for her service as Faculty Organization Chair. Dr. Pryor held the Chair position for two terms (2009-2010 and 2010-2011). During this time, she helped lead the new Faculty Organization structure and the School’s Executive Committee to develop a shared governance model in the School of Nursing. She worked with faculty, staff, students and partners to advance the School’s mission to “prepare nurse leaders to excel as clinicians, researchers, and educators, advancing the knowledge and the delivery of high-quality health care in Alabama and worldwide.” We appreciate Dr. Pryor’s visionary leadership and dedication to this position and the innumerable investments and contributions to the School’s students, faculty, staff, and friends, and community. The new Faculty Organization Executive Committee will be installed in August 2011.