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School of Nursing professor awarded Fulbright Scholar fellowship

Jan Nick, PhD, RNC
Jan Nick, PhD, RNC
Jan M. Nick, PhD, RNC, CNE, associate professor at the School of Nursing, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar lecture/research fellowship to Paraguay, South America, during 2008. The award begins in July 2008 and ends in November of the same year. Dr. Nick will travel to National University of Asuncion in Paraguay where she will teach courses in obstetrical nursing, clinical research, and conduct faculty development seminars for the nursing faculty in both the School of Nursing and the School of Midwifery. In addition to her teaching duties, she will be conducting research on the effect of acupressure point stimulation on uterine contractility in laboring women.

The Fulbright Scholar program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

Both public and private agencies in the United States assist in the administration of the Fulbright program. The presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board is responsible for the final selection of all Fulbright grantees and the supervision of the Fulbright program worldwide.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright program has sponsored approximately 273,500 American and foreign scholars. Recipients are selected based on academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. For more information see www.cies.org.

By Dustin R. Jones, MA

TODAY news for Thursday, March 31, 2008