The Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship application is available on a rolling basis. Applicants may apply for up to three (3) semesters at a time.
Please read the following information below carefully. You may download the forms necessary to complete your application below. Failure to submit a completed application can result in disqualification. Registered nurses enrolled in graduate level, degree-granting colleges and universities in selected regions of the US may be eligible to apply for a Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship (PON Fellowship). The PON Fellowship is designed to assist RN’s who are preparing for the nurse educator role to achieve their degrees.
PON Fellowships are awarded annually and may be applied toward tuition, academic fees, and books. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $7,500 per academic year.
Funding for the PON Fellowship Program is contributed by several hospitals and health care agencies, by Johnson & Johnson, and by national companies with an interest in supporting nursing education. The funds are raised at gala fundraising events sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. The PON Fellowship Program is administered by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA).
In order to be eligible for the PON Fellowship, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Be a registered nurse holding a baccalaureate degree in nursing; students in RN to BSN or RN to MSN programs are not eligible to apply;
Be a US citizen or an Alien with U.S. Permanent Resident Status/ Alien Registration Number;
Be enrolled and matriculated in a state approved graduate school in one of the Promise of Nursing regions (see list below for eligible states;
Currently taking courses and registered for no less than six (6) credits; (in the case of doctoral completion, students who maintain “required continuous enrollment” are also eligible);
Attend school in an eligible zip code area and be committed to staying within that region upon completion of their program;
Students who live and work as a faculty member in a Promise of Nursing region and are enrolled in an online degree granting program are also eligible;
Document academic excellence;
Establish financial need;
Document the commitment to the nurse educator role and plan to serve in this capacity upon completion of the program.
Selection, Notification, and Payment of Fellowship
Selection of PON Fellowship recipients is based on academic achievement, financial need, commitment to the nurse educator role, and the plan to serve in this capacity upon completion of the program. All factors are carefully considered. A selection committee is appointed to select recipients. Upon selection and verification that the recipient meets all the required enrollment criteria, a check is issued payable to the school for deposit in the recipient’s tuition account.
Eligible States for the Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship Program
Specific regions around the United States have been designated as eligible states for the Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship Program. The list below indicates the eligible Promise of Nursing Regions. Please note that the applicant must attend school in one of the eligible states.
Arizona California Pennsylvania Tennessee Texas Washington
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS
The PON Fellowship Application is now completely online. Students who wish to apply must complete the application and upload/attach the following documents for consideration: · Curriculum Vitae (CV) · Copy of the most current academic transcript (Note: if selected as a recipient, an official copy of the transcript must be sent directly to the FNSNA prior to funds being released) · Dean/Director Certification which must be completed by the Dean/Director of your program Click here to download the form · One letter of Reference from a professional colleague that can attest to your commitment to becoming a nurse educator · Financial Aid Certification which must be completed by the Financial Aid Office at your schoolClick here to download form · Copy of your current RN license · Copy of your Alien Registration Card, if applicable
Once submitted for review, the completed application and associated documents become the property of the FNSNA. By signing the certification and agreement, permission is granted to the FNSNA to request and/or verify information in the application and in the tuition account from the Dean/Director and/or the Financial Aid Administrator at your school.
Do not include information that is not requested. Do not include photos.