FAQs

Thanks for your interest in The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Thanks for your interest in The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation. If you have questions about the program, please consult our frequently asked questions below. If your questions are not answered please contact us at Nursing@Parkinson.org.

Applying to the Program

Who is eligible to apply?
We welcome applications from nursing faculty members in schools of nursing in the U.S. and internationally who can share their new Parkinson’s knowledge with nursing students. The program is also open to other nurse educators such as hospital and long-term care in-service instructors and adult/geriatric nurse practitioners if space allows. We call these participants “auditors.”

Do you accept international applicants?
Yes, we accept international participants. However, the program does not cover travel/lodging costs.

How many spots do you offer at each training?
For 2021 the program has been modified to a hybrid model with in-person clinicals. We will accept approximately 20 applicants in 2021.  

What is the training application deadline?
The application deadline for 2021 is September 1, 2021.

How do I apply?
You can apply online here. Please indicate whether you are applying as a nurse faculty or as an auditor. Our application asks for a resume, statement of purpose (why you want to attend the program), the names of two professional references and two reference letters. These items must be uploaded when submitting your application. 

How long will it take to hear back on my applications?
You should hear from the National Director within 2-3 weeks of submitting a completed application online.

Do I need to arrange the required clinical time?
You will work with the National Director and host nurses who will arrange clinicals within one of many Parkinson’s Disease Centers of Excellence nationwide with you. You may need to work with the site on actual calendar dates for your clinicals. For many scholars, this will require travel to a site to complete the required 16 hours. 

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