At a time when the struggle to find financial stability is at an all-time high, some students are able to benefit from scholarship program targeted at nursing education. Throughout the country, organizations are working hard to ensure that the nursing demand is met with vigor over the next decade. Scholarship, grant, and loan availability play a big role in ensuring that the next generation of nursing students becomes successful in the field. According to a recent announcement by the Foundation for Nursing Education, one more scholarship will be available for students:
“A top priority for the NLN and the NLN Foundation is to attract seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to nursing education by making the pursuit of advanced degrees required of nurse educators more affordable,” said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN.
In 2013, scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 will again be awarded to three outstanding nurse educators who are currently enrolled in accredited master’s or doctoral programs related to nursing education. Once their studies are complete, according to the terms of the scholarship, they are expected to seek full-time faculty employment at a school of nursing.
“The NLN Foundation’s scholarships promoting educational opportunities for faculty dovetail with the NLN’s four core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence,” noted Nancy Langston, PhD, RN, FAAN, chair of the foundation board and dean and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing and executive director for academic nursing at VCU Health System.
Added Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF: “The Faculty Scholarship Program is one resource for qualified applicants, but the need for more external funding remains critical to expand the general capacity of nursing schools to increase the overall number of qualified nurses in the workforce, prepared to meet patient demand and advance the nation’s health.”
The three nurse educators named the 2012 FNE scholarship awardees are: Brenda Washington; Denise Johnson Dawkins; and Sandra S. McNeely. See below for bio-sketchs.
Scholarships are limited to League members, and candidates must be be enrolled in an..” (Read more: NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Announces 2013 Nursing Education Scholarship Program)
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