The Jonas Center established the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program in 2008 to address the nation’s dire shortage of nursing faculty prepared with doctoral degrees. Torres, part of the third cohort of the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program, joins 141 other scholars, representing all 50 states. The scholars will be funded through 2014 and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing will administer the program.
Torres plans to use this opportunity to influence others, “Being named Seton Hall University College of Nursing’s Jonas Scholar is a prestigious honor. This scholarship will help me achieve my goal – to become a Ph.D.-prepared nursing scholar and a role model for future minority nursing students and the Hispanic Community.”
Torres was born in Puerto Rico and is the oldest of six siblings. Torres’
Torres started her career as a staff nurse and is now an instructional certified school nurse for an inner-city high school in Paterson, New Jersey. She strives to make an impact through nursing as a leader and role model. With her commitment to professional responsibilities, Torres is active as the vice president of the Passaic County School Nurses Association, as well as an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN).
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About Seton Hall University College of Nursing
Seton Hall University College of Nursing offered the first baccalaureate nursing program in New Jersey in 1937 and is CCNE-accredited through June of 2019. The graduate program was established in 1975 and the PhD program opened in 2006. US News and World Report ranks Seton Hall University College of Nursing as one of the top graduate nursing programs in the country. The College of Nursing’s mission is to educate baccalaureate-