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School of Nursing student earns national scholarship

  • October 18, 2011

A UAB nursing doctoral student has been named to a national scholars program.

UAB School of Nursing doctoral student Luz Huntington-Moskos, M.S., R.N., has been named to the Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future/American Association of Colleges of Nursing Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program.

The program seeks to address the nursing faculty shortage while diversifying the nurse faculty population in the United States. It provides financial support to underrepresented graduate nursing students who agree to teach full time in an accredited school of nursing after graduation. Five $18,000 scholarships were awarded for fall 2011.

Huntington-Moskos, of Cannelton, Ind., currently is a third-year doctoral student in the UAB School of Nursing and a fellow in the Leadership Education in Child-Health Nursing: Building Capacity and Leadership in Child-Health Nursing program. Her research interests focus on the healthy development of Latino adolescents and risk behaviors affecting youth in rural communities.