UW-Madison Duo Named Scholars in Academic Geriatric Nursing
Madison, Wisconsin – UW-Madison School of Nursing pre-doctoral candidates Andrea Gilmore and Rachel Roiland will each receive a scholarship of $100,000 to support their doctoral studies and launch careers as 2011-2013 scholars in academic geriatric nursing.
Gilmore and Roiland were among 15 predoctoral scholars chosen nationwide. The UW-Madison was the only university in the country to field two Hartford Foundation scholars.
Since 2000, the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) program has had the backing of the John A. Hartford Foundation, augmented with funds from The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Mayday Fund and the Jonas Foundation. These four partners have invested more than $80 million in national efforts to build academic geriatric nursing capacity through their support of this program.
The BAGNC program directly addresses recommendations of the recent report of the Institute of Medicine on the Future of Nursing.
The IOM report recognizes the importance of increasing the number of doctorally prepared nurses to increase the numbers of nurse faculty and researchers, with attention to increasing diversity. The leadership component of the program will address another recommendation of the IOM report to prepare the nursing workforce to assume leadership positions across all levels.
Date Published: 05/26/2011