Carpenter Community Nursing Fellowship
The Carpenter Community Nursing Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for education, leadership training, and mentoring opportunities in community-based nursing and public health.
Participants will receive a $2,000 Scholarship to participate in the Fellowship and all course materials. The Fellowship takes one semester to complete. Participants will learn through workshops, discussions with nursing and public health leaders, visits to community health centers, reading assignments, group discussions, and special events.
Applications are now closed for the 2017 Fellowship
The Carpenter Community Nursing Fellowship provides an introductory and competitive fellowship program in community-based and public health nursing for current and recently graduated nursing students of all levels. The program will introduce Fellows to newly emerging nursing career opportunities, develop Fellows’ leadership skills, and provide Fellows mentors to support their future career path.
The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium’s mission is to advance nurse-led health care through policy, consultation, programs and applied research to reduce health disparities and meet people’s primary care and wellness needs. Ensuring a well-prepared workforce of nurses with the skills needed to play an increasingly central role in leading interdisciplinary health care teams is central to our mission.
The Fellowship program is supported by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Mrs. Leona B. Carpenter dedicated her life to the field of public health nursing and nurse education and the Foundation continues to provide financial support for community health nursing projects in the communities of Worcester, Massachusetts; Richmond, Virginia; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that support her vision.
At the end of this semester-long program, Fellows will have a better understanding of the career opportunities available for nurses that are outside traditional settings, a mentoring relationship with someone currently working in the field, and an increased sense of their own potential and leadership competence in a workplace setting.
Membership and Business Development Manager, CCA