Ph.D. Student Program Funding

Funded Ph.D. Students

Pictured - Jonas Scholars: Jessica Barkimer, Danielle Siclovan;
Robert Wood Johnson Fellow: Amanda King;
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellows: Angela Melchor, Marsha Tyacke, and Jennifer Dahlman



We have been fortunate to have funding to support doctoral students

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (U.S. Dept. of Education) - Ph.D.

  • Jennifer Dahlman
  • Angela Melchor
  • Marsha Tyacke 

Jonas Foundation - Ph.D.

  • Jessica Barkimer
  • Danielle Siclovan

Jonas Foundation - D.N.P.

  • Nicole Gruebling
  • Sandi Van Den Heuvel

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Ph.D.

  • Amanda King

Full tuition and a stipend research assistantships - Full time Ph.D. students have first priority.

Nurse Faculty Loan funding pays 85% of educational costs upon teaching full time in an accredited school of nursing 4 years after graduation.

Student Awards

Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing: Dr. Stacee Lerret (Ph.D. 2010)

Fellow in the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education: Dr. Cynthia Foronda (Ph.D. 2010)

Fulbright Specialist Panel: Dr. Norah Johnson (Ph.D. 2009)

Post doctoral fellows:

  • Dr. Qiyan Mu (Ph.D. 2017) Advanced Fellowship in Women's Health from the Division of MCW General Internal Medicine and Zablocki VA Medical Center.
  • Dr. Amy Newman (Ph.D. 2017) Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Utah in an interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship in cancer, aging and end-of-life care research

National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator

  • Dr. Janet Levey (Ph.D. 2015)
  • Dr. Cynthia Foronda (Ph.D. 2010)