Financial Aid Opportunity:
Doctor of Nursing Science Scholars Program
The purpose of the Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) Scholars program is to develop a community of DNS student-faculty scholars to collaborate in generation and dissemination of nursing science.
Eligibility to apply:
Students must have submitted their application to the DNS program (including having a Master’s degree in nursing) and be a resident of Louisiana.
DNS Scholars Program Student Requirements
DNS students must agree to the achievement of the following program outcomes:
- Participate in a DNS student-faculty mentoring relationship;
- Development of a DNS student scholar development plan, including at least the following outcomes:
- Submission of at least one manuscript for publication annually;
- Engagement in a research project with the faculty mentor; and
- Presentations at conferences.
- Achievement of the DNS student scholar development plan goals and objectives;
- Completion of the DNS required course work (excluding dissertation) in 4 years; and
- Attendance of at least one research focused state or national conference each year enrolled in academic course work (excluding dissertation phase) with the goal of presenting at a conference;
DNS Scholars Program Student Benefits
DNS students will receive the following benefits from participating in this program:
- One on one faculty mentoring in the scholar role;
- Participation in gratis educational scholarship enhancement lectures/presentations;
- Funding to attend one research focused state or national conference a year;
- Financial support to enroll in the DNS program.
- Application submitted for the DNS program;
- Interview with Associate Dean for Nursing Research, Science, and Scholarship and potential faculty mentor; and
- A letter of intent to be considered for the DNS Scholars Program.
Consequences of not meeting requirements or not completing the program:
Students who do not:
- meet all annual and program requirements, OR
- who do not complete the program and receive the DNS degree
will be required to pay some or all of the tuition funding back to the School of Nursing.