Molloy Nursing Ph.D. Candidate Named Jonas Scholar

One of Only Seven in U.S. Honored

Toby BresslerMolloy College Nursing Ph.D. candidate Toby Bressler has been selected to participate in the Jonas Policy Scholars Program on the Acute and Critical Care expert panel, one of only seven doctoral or post-doctoral students in the United States selected for the program. 

The Acute and Critical Care panel will develop national-level policies on the topic of "Care Transitions" and assist in the development of a policy brief/position paper representing the American Academy of Nursing.

"I am honored to represent Molloy as part of this prestigious program," said Ms. Bressler, who is also Director of Nursing for Professional Practice at Maimonides Medical Center.  "To be chosen as one of only seven Jonas Scholars in the country is incredibly exciting, and I am pleased to have this amazing opportunity."

The Jonas Policy Scholars Program recruits highly qualified doctoral and post-doctoral nursing students for a two-year fellowship experience.  Each scholar is matched with an Academy expert panel, providing the scholars with the opportunity to learn from leading nursing experts about major health policy issues.

Jonas Policy Scholars are selected based on evidence of scholarship, including publications, presentations, honors and awards, evidence of leadership experience, and match between the applicant's interest area and at least one healthcare issue addressed through the expert panels.

Beginning its sixth cohort this fall, the Molloy College Ph.D. program in Nursing focuses on leadership development in nursing and public policy related to the health of vulnerable populations.

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