Mount Awarded $2 Million for Endowed Nursing Chair from Fletcher Jones Foundation
Jan. 18, 2008 --Nursing pioneer Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU) was recently awarded a $2-million grant to establish the Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Community Health Nursing. The chair will strengthen MSMU's leadership in the field of community health nursing and enhance all of the College's nursing programs by creating this new, full-time faculty position.
"This grant will be used to develop faculty teaching strategies, create new collaborations between the College and diverse healthcare institutions, and enable the College to produce leading research that influences public policy," said Jacqueline Powers Doud, president of MSMU. "The College is committed to preparing nurses who have both the skills and the compassion to be exceptional professionals."
To benefit the culturally diverse communities of Los Angeles, the Fletcher Jones chair will work to strengthen the College's community health curricula and oversee efforts to further engage students in community health settings. The Fletcher Jones Foundation has a long history of support for Mount St. Mary's. Since 1981, the foundation has awarded the College grants to provide scholarships for students with significant financial need, to establish an endowed professorship in writing, and for capital projects. The foundation is the fourth-largest donor in the College's Invest in the Mount campaign, with a combined giving total of $3 million.
MSMU's nursing graduates are highly-competent, qualified, and caring nurses who have won numerous local, regional, and national awards. The College has one of the largest and most comprehensive nursing programs in California, offering nursing degrees through five programs: the Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, the accelerated BSN program, the traditional Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, and the ADN-MSN Bridge program.