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September 10, 2019

Promise of Nursing (PON) Faculty Fellowships

Deadline: Rolling application period

Registered nurses enrolled in graduate-level, degree-granting colleges and universities in selected regions of the U.S. may be eligible to apply for a Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship (PON Fellowship). You may apply for up to three semesters/quarters at a time.

The PON Fellowship is designed to assist RNs who are preparing for the nurse educator role to achieve their degrees.

PON Fellowships are awarded annually and may be applied toward tuition, academic fees, and books. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $7,500 per academic year.

Funding for the PON Fellowship Program is contributed by several hospitals and health care agencies, by Johnson & Johnson, and by national companies with an interest in supporting nursing education. The funds are raised at gala fundraising events sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. The PON Fellowship Program is administered by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA).

Application requirements

  • Be a registered nurse holding a baccalaureate degree in nursing; students in RN to BSN or RN to MSN programs are not eligible to apply;
  • Be a US citizen or an Alien with U.S. Permanent Resident Status/ Alien Registration Number;
  • Be enrolled and matriculated in a state-approved graduate school in one of the Promise of Nursing regions (which includes Washington state);
  • Currently taking courses and registered for no less than six (6) credits; (in the case of doctoral completion, students who maintain “required continuous enrollment” are also eligible);
  • Attend school in an eligible zip code area and be committed to staying within that region upon completion of their program;
  • Students who live and work as a faculty member in a Promise of Nursing region and are enrolled in an online degree-granting program are also eligible;
  • Document academic excellence;
  • Establish financial need;
  • Document the commitment to the nurse educator role and plan to serve in this capacity upon completion of the program.