Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Columbia University School of Nursing to Become New Home of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare
On the eve of its tenth anniversary, the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare today announced that, beginning in 2017, it will be housed at Columbia University. It will reside in Columbia’s School of Nursing via an $11.1 million, 10-year grant to the University that underscores the Jonas Center’s enduring commitment to the future of the nursing profession and marks the largest single grant in Columbia Nursing’s 123-year history.
The Jonas Center will remain a national organization with partnerships at nursing schools in every state and will continue to deploy philanthropy nationally to prepare the next generation of nurses via its flagship programs:
Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars Program, which aims to address the dire shortage of nursing faculty by preparing nurses with doctoral degrees to step into this critical role; and Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program, which seeks to improve the health of veterans by supporting doctoral-level nursing candidates committed to advancing veterans’ healthcare. . .