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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Haley Scholarship

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Application deadline August 1st



The Haley family, Kathleen Powers Haley and her husband Steven Russell Haley, have endowed a scholarship for Brigham and Women's nurses to attend the Connell School of Nursing for preparation in advanced practice nursing.

The scholarship is for 6 credits of tuition remission. The student must successfully complete 9 credits of coursework during the academic year.

Preference is to be given to nurses employed by Brigham and Women’s Hospital or one of its affiliates (Faulkner, Children’s or Dana Farber). Eligibility is also contingent on practice and anticipated study related to neuroscience nursing (which is broadly defined as caring for patients with actual or potential neurological problems).

Students in either the MS or PhD nursing programs may apply. In addition, RNs with a baccalaureate degree in another field are eligible for the scholarship if they apply to the RN/MS program.

To apply, students are required to submit an essay to the graduate office at by the August 1st deadline.

The essay should include:

  1. A brief personal and professional introduction
  2. How your current practice relates to actual or potential neuroscience nursing problems
  3. Your reasons for choosing a field related to neuroscience nursing practice
  4. Your professional goals (related to neuroscience nursing), how you plan to implement those goals, and how the BC experience will facilitate those goals.

Additional information about this scholarship is available from the graduate office at 617-552-4928 or