Jonas Veterans Program – 11.21.11

JCNE Vet Card
‘Like’ us on Facebook 
Like our Facebook page and stay up to date with the latest news, events and blogs from the Jonas Center!
Join Our Mailing List

Jonas Nursing Scholars Program for Veterans Health Established to Improve Care for Nation’s Servicemembers 

Support for doctoral nursing candidates, with special focus on former military.

In recognition of the dedication and sacrifice of the nation’s veterans, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence has established the Jonas Nursing Scholars Program for Veterans Health. The program aims to improve the health of veterans, notably those of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, by supporting doctoral-level nursing candidates who are committed to advancing veterans health care, from patient care to policy and administration.


Believed to be the first of its kind, the program will formally launch next fall seeded by $500,000. The Jonas Center’s goal is to support 50 nursing scholars across the nation in 2012 and further expand the program in the coming years. The first PhD/DNP cohort includes five students from the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing, selected as the pilot site for the program.


“The tremendous health challenges facing our veterans require a specially trained workforce and this program is a significant first step in preparing nurses to be on the frontlines of veterans’ care,” said Darlene Curley, Executive Director, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence. “The Jonas Nursing Scholars Program for Veterans Health will help change the landscape in two significant ways: first by providing returning veterans with a significant academic opportunity to pursue the highest level nursing degree; and second, ensuring that veterans – now and in the future – receive optimum care.” 


For more information on this new program please view the official press release on our website.


About the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
Founded in February of 2006, the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence ( is supported by the Barbara and Donald Jonas Family Fund. Its mission is to advance professional nursing through grant making and programs that improve nurse recruitment and retention, increase ethnic and racial diversity among the nursing workforce, advance innovative practice models and improve practice settings in New York City.