Promise of Nursing Faculty Fellowships

Mar 15, 2019

The Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship is now available for registered nurses enrolled in graduate level, degree-granting colleges and universities in selected regions. The Fellowship is designed to assist RN’s who are preparing for the nurse educator role to achieve their degrees. Promise of Nursing 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. 

Selection of PON Fellowship recipients is based on academic achievement, financial need, commitment to the nurse educator role, and the plan to serve in this capacity upon completion of the program.

The Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship application is available on a rolling basis. Applicants may apply for up to three (3) semesters at a time.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a registered nurse holding a baccalaureate degree in nursing
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have 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
  • 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

Applicants must attend school in one of these eligible states

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Washington

Funding for the Promise of Nursing 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 Promise of Nursing Fellowship Program is administered by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA).

 Click here to learn more about the Fellowship