For 15 years, Jonas Scholars have been focused on the unique healthcare needs of veterans and their families. From supporting Jonas Scholarships for veterans preparing to become doctoral nurses, to supporting doctoral nurses who have chosen to focus their clinical and research endeavors on the unique healthcare needs of veterans. By supporting Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare this year, you are joining us in a 15-year tradition of making impact where it is needed most. We have dedicated our mission to this impact, and ask you to join us in commitment to our focus on veterans health this Veterans Day.
The top 3 fundraisers in the Jonas Veterans Fun Run will receive a complimentary copy of a book by a Jonas Scholar Alumnus, co-written with a Jonas Scholar faculty advisory. We can’t think of a more appropriate way to recognize the role of nurses in the care of veterans than by sharing Caring for Veterans and Their Families: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals. This timely book discusses the role of the military and veteran healthcare systems and provides insight and guidance on key topics, including defining military culture and how to apply that knowledge to provide informed treatment, transitioning from service to civilian life and the many challenges expected during re-adjustment and re-entry, recognizing and treating substance use disorders, identifying suicidal behaviors and warning signs, long-term care for elderly veterans, and many more topics unique to the health care of veterans and their families.
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COMPLETED: 314 miles
TARGET: 500 miles
RAISED: $ 5,725
TARGET: $ 15,000
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In partnership with schools of nursing across the country, Jonas Philanthropies identifies and invests in a diverse cohort of doctoral nursing Scholars. Jonas Scholarships aim to support nurses who will address our nation’s most pressing healthcare needs; increase the number of nurses with advanced training to fill leadership roles as faculty, clinical leaders and researchers; focus on Veterans Health, Vision Health, Mental Health and Environmental impacts on health.

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How Your Participation Helps
In 2021, we have boosted the impact of the Jonas Scholarship on our doctoral nurses focused on veterans healthcare. In addition to our pledge to increase scholarship support, we have also pledged to provide subject matter experts to mentor our Veterans Scholars. And we continue to bring special focus on veterans and mental health through webinars, presentations, and conferences. All of these increases in our commitment to our Jonas Scholars is not possible without the generous support of all of you.
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