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$5M to widen UVA Nursing's doors

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 02:04 PM

thumbnail_photo 5.jpgWashington DC area philanthropists Joanne and Bill Conway have committed to a $5 million gift to support our CNL program, funding the education of more than 110 new nurses over five years, beginning in 2018. The Conways, who gave a similar gift to UVA Nursing in 2013 are, with this transformative gift, renewing their pledge to encourage a broader diversity in the students who enroll in this program.

Conway Scholars are chosen from among the CNL applicants who are invited to interview for the program after applying (typically, this happens in December, after the program application deadline Oct. 1) who meet the criteria:
 
  • Applicants must be Virginia residents, and have a FAFSA on file
  • They should have experience with a vulnerable population, and a commitment to service 
  • They should have exposure to healthcare in some way – through work, volunteering, personal/family experience
  • They should be able to communicate well and must commit to providing 50 volunteer hours each year of funding on top of their clinical hours either in a rural, underserved or their home communities
  • They must present on their work to the School of Nursing community during the course of their academic career.
 
thumbnail_photo 3.jpgAll Conway Scholars (entering this summer `17, to graduate in 2019) receive a year-long grant for tuition and related expenses ($24k over the year). The new gift, which will begin funding students in 2018
 
More information about the gift and program is here.

Topics: CNL, clinical nurse leader, UVA, masters program

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