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 nursing.shu.edu to learn more.
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