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DNP Student Awarded Grant from Jonas Philanthropies

Erica Sloan

The grant will help tackle the nation’s most pressing health care issues through support of high-potential doctoral nursing scholars

The University of Iowa College of Nursing is proud to announce that current Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student Erica Sloan has been awarded a new grant from Jonas Philanthropies, a national philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education.

Sloan is part of the 2018-2020 Jonas Scholar Cohort, which consists of more than 200 doctoral nursing scholars across 95 universities. As a grant recipient, she joins Jonas Philanthropies’ efforts to improve the quality of health care by investing in nursing scholars whose research and clinical foci specifically address our nation’s most urgent needs. The grant, which is intended to expand the pipeline of future nursing faculty, researchers and advanced practice nurses, will empower and support Sloan and other nursing students via financial assistance and leadership development opportunities.  

“I am honored to receive this distinguished recognition from the Jonas Philanthropies. This opportunity will help develop my leadership abilities as I move from student to professional in the fields of nursing and health care,” said Sloan. “I hope to expand the impact of the nursing profession and become a strong advocate for the children I will serve as a pediatric nurse practitioner.” 

Sloan is a student in Iowa’s DNP’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (PNP-PC) program and is slated to graduate in the spring of 2020.

“As a Jonas Scholar and PNP student, Erica will be developing and refining her leadership, clinical, and scholarly skills,” noted Susan Van Cleve, director of UI’s PNP-PC program and Sloan’s faculty advisor. “I am honored to work with Erica and support her during this exciting time in her nursing career.”

To commemorate 10 years of supporting the nursing profession, founders Barbara and Donald Jonas expanded their strategic vision with the launch of Jonas Philanthropies in January 2018 to bring scalable solutions to the country’s most neglected populations.

“Each year, we grow more in awe of all our Jonas Scholars have achieved. It is with great honor that we welcome and celebrate this new cohort of nurse leaders,” said Donald Jonas, who co-founded Jonas Philanthropies with his wife Barbara Jonas. “With more than 1,200 Jonas Scholars to date who are committed to meeting the greatest health needs of our time, we look forward to continuing our work with our partner nursing schools and expanding our impact to advance care for the country’s most vulnerable populations.”

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Posted On: 
Sep 28th, 2018