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College of Nursing Announces PhD Student as Nursing Scholar
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Carmen Torres

Seton Hall University College of Nursing announces Carmen Torres, M.S., M.S.N., as its Jonas Scholar. Torres will receive an annual $10,000 scholarship for two years as part of a collaborative agreement with the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and the College of Nursing,

The Jonas Center established the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars Program in 2008 to address the nation’s dire shortage of nursing faculty prepared with doctoral degrees.

Torres was born in Puerto Rico and is the oldest of six siblings. Torres’s achievement in academic excellence was recognized even in high school as she graduated in the top of her class and received a Congressional Award of Merit. Her educational path reflects her belief in being a lifelong learner. She began nursing as a nursing aide, then as an LPN. This was followed by a B.S.N. in 2004,an M.S. in Health Sciences in 2010 and a recent Master of Science degree with an emphasis on nursing education.

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).

Seton Hall University College of Nursing offered the first baccalaureate nursing program in New Jersey in 1940 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-prepared generalists and advanced practitioners of nursing who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession. Please visit us at to learn more.

For more information please contact:
Kristyn Kent
(973) 761-9291


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