The Jonas Scholars at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are made possible by a grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. As the nation’s leading philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education, the Jonas Center is addressing the critical need for qualified nursing faculty.
UNCG is part of a national effort to stem the faculty shortage and prepare the next generation of nurses. The UNCG Jonas Scholars join more than 1,000 future nurse educators and leaders at 140 universities across all 50 states supported by Jonas Center programs, the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars Program and the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program (JVHP). These scholarships support nurses pursuing PhDs and DNPs.
The Jonas Scholars at UNCG are:
Risa Peets – She began the PhD program in Fall 2015. Her research focus is chronic back pain in women veterans who served in the OEF/OIF missions, and the impact of this pain on their interpersonal relationships.
Tamra Shea – She began her PhD studies in Fall 2014. Tamra is investigating women’s understanding of prenatal aneuploidy screening in order to facilitate women’s informed decision-making for prenatal aneuploidy screening.