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AACN Announces 2013 Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars

September 2013

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recently announced the newest cohort of Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars. These scholars were selected through a national scholarship program supported by the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future.

This collaboration between AACN and the Campaign for Nursing’s Future launched in 2007 to provide financial support, mentoring and leadership development to graduate students from minority backgrounds who aspire to teach in our nation’s schools of nursing.

The following students, all of whom are currently enrolled in Ph.D. nursing programs, are the new Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars:

  • Deidre Bales-Poirot, MSN, APRN-CPN, CPNP-PC, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Hershaw Davis, Jr., MSN, RN, University of Virginia
  • Paule V. Joseph, MSN, RN, CRNP, University of Pennsylvania
  • Melody Norris Waller, MSN, RN, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Yenupini Joyce Tonlaar, BSN, RN, Michigan State University

For more information about this year’s Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars, click here. For more information about the program, visit

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