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 2022, the program will accept 20-25 scholars or approximately 5-6 scholars per program.
What is the training application deadline?
The application deadline for 2022 is September 15, 2022.
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?
Our hybrid program models for 2022 include 2 clinical days for programs where the scholar will be on site 3 days. These are:
- Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center, Phoenix, Arizona
- Struthers Parkinson’s Center, Golden Valley MN
- University of California/San Francisco Veterans Administration
Scholars enrolled in the live zoom sessions for advanced content (Oct 27 & 28, 2022) will work with the National Director to schedule clinicals at an approved Parkinson’s clinic with recognized Parkinson’s experts. This may require travel by the scholar at their expense.