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Charlotte County Scholarship Opportunities

Charlotte County Scholarship Opportunities

Charlotte Community Foundation offers several scholarships for Nursing Students residing in Charlotte County.

APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS JANUARY 2, 2018
 
Available scholarships include:
Nora Penton Beatty Nursing Scholarship
Nursing Scholarship
Health Professions Scholarship
 
Click here for details and eligibility requirements for all available scholarships: https://www.charlottecf.org/types-of-grants/scholarships/
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Higher Learning: SCF takes action against nursing shortage

Higher Learning: SCF takes action against nursing shortage

A nursing shortage is not just an employment issue; it has the potential to be a health care crisis. As the profession expands and retirements loom, our higher education institutions bear the responsibility to educate and train enough highly qualified nurses to meet the demand of our hospitals and health care providers.

Our hospitals want nurses with bachelor’s of science degrees in nursing, or BSNs. As health care becomes more complex, our nurses need more education to meet the emerging challenges. Local hospitals require a registered nurse to have a BSN within three to five years of employment. The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition (SNAC), which monitors the nursing profession in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and DeSoto counties, has set the goal to have 80 percent of nurses with baccalaureate degrees by 2020. SNAC reports that the four-county region is currently just above 31 percent with BSNs… Read more:http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171116/higher-learning-scf-takes-action-against-nursing-shortage

 

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