New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) is a national scholarship program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN). Founded in 2008 to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals, NCIN awarded its final grants in 2015 to schools with accelerated baccalaureate and master’s degree nursing programs.
Rush University, a six time grantee of the NCIN program was recently highlighted on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Website for the actions taken by the university in the areas od diversity and mentorship. "A principal challenge of creating successful grant-funded projects is finding ways to sustain efforts after initial funding comes to a close.
In partnership with AARP, Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, which seeks to ensure that everyone in America can live a healthier life, supported by a system in which nurses are essential partners in providing care and promoting health.