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Herald-Tribune Feature: “Aging in the Right Place: Nurses are vital to the future of aging”

Article originally from the Herald-Tribune:

The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition is now offering up to $150,000 in scholarships to encourage prospective nursing students to earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Aging is a team sport. Doing it well requires a good team of people around you: family, friends and health care workers.

In a world where people age 65 and older are expected to edge out the number of children under the age of 18 by 2035, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, health care workers are more important than ever.

Employment of nurses is projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for most occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

But despite nursing being a profession in high demand that’s growing faster than other occupations, it’s likely not growing fast enough. In fact, many projections show that we could be on the verge of facing one of the biggest nursing shortages in U.S. history, with 1.2 million vacancies expected to emerge for nurses between 2014 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

So bolstering the nursing workforce should be a high priority for us all if we intend to age well.

Enter the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition, a regional organization with the mission to do just that — help bolster nursing in the area, develop resources for them, and help implement recommendations that will improve the future of nursing.

SNAC is now offering up to $150,000 in scholarships to encourage prospective nursing students to earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Why a bachelor’s degree? Because decades of research shows that a higher percentage of nurses with bachelor of science in nursing degrees results in improved health outcomes for patients.

“Investing in nursing education is one of the best things a community can do to ensure the health of our community,” said Jan Mauck, former chief nursing officer at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and co-chair of SNAC, in a news release. “Fortunately, we live in a community willing to support this scholarship program and help ensure a highly prepared nursing workforce.” …”

Continue Reading: https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200224/aging-in-right-place-nurses-are-vital-to-future-of-aging

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SNAC $2500 BSN Scholarship – Applications due March 1, 2020

SNAC is pleased to share the application for the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition’s BSN Scholarship opportunity.  This is a $2,500 scholarship opportunity for individuals in an accredited BSN nursing program.

The application description and all supporting materials can be found online.  The application submission is an online process. 

Feel free to share this application link with anyone who may benefit from this opportunity.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2020

For questions or further information, please contact:

Lindsey Masterson, Manager of Scholarships & Grants

Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.

scholarships@cfsarasota.org

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Doctor of Nursing Practice BSN to DNP Nurse Practitioner Program Currently Accepting Applications for Fall 2020

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Doctor of Nursing Practice BSN to DNP Nurse Practitioner Program Currently Accepting Applications for Fall 2020

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) School of Nursing has received a $2.7 million *(ANEW) grant over four years from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to increase the number of Nurse Practitioners (NP) students educated to provide high-quality primary care to rural and underserved populations.

  • The focus is on improving the health outcomes of rural and underserved communities.
  • Objectives are to address value-based care delivery including telehealth simulation, chronic disease prevention and management.

Eligibility

  • Eligibility criteria include meeting the FGCU BSN to DNP-NP Program admissions criteria
  • A desire to work in primary care in a rural or underserved community

Application Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020

Applications will be accepted after March 1st on a space available basis.


DNP Nurse Practitioner Program Information Sessions will be held ONLINE on;

Tuesday 11.5.19 at 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM,

Wednesday 11.6.19 at 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM -4:30 PM

Thursday 11.14.19 at 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM -4:30 PM

Please login using the link below:

http://fgcu.adobeconnect.com/dnpinfosession/

For admissions and program information visit the website: https://www.fgcu.edu/mariebcollege/nursing/bsndnphttps  or email Mrs. Gretchen Warn, Graduate Program Assistant at gwarn@fgcu.edu

*“This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,758,171 with zero percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

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NEW 2019 SNAC BSN Scholarship Application / Deadline: March 1

NEW 2019 SNAC BSN Scholarship Application / Deadline: March 1

SNAC is pleased to share the 2019 application for the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition’s BSN Scholarship opportunity.  This scholarship provides financial support for current BSN candidates in the SNAC Region (Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee, & Desoto Counties). The goal is to increase the number of bachelor’s prepared nurses who are working within the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition (SNAC) region.

This is a $2,500 scholarship opportunity for individuals in an accredited BSN nursing program. The amount awarded per person may vary and is at the discretion of the SNAC selection committee. Award amounts will be based on individual need as determined by documented sources of support (e.g. scholarships, grants) with a minimum award amount of $2,500.

The application description and all supporting materials can be found online.  The application submission is an online process.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

For questions or further information, please contact:

Earl Young

Manager of Scholarships & Special Initiatives

Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.

(941) 556-7114

eyoung@cfsarasota.org

www.cfsarasota.org

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Florida AHEC Scholars Program: DEADLINE APPROACHING

Would you like to distinguish yourself as part of an interprofessional cadre of health professions students committed to community service and transforming health care practice? The Florida AHEC Scholars Program is part of a national initiative preparing students to become leaders in primary care.
 
📚 WHAT: Florida Area Health Education Center Scholars Program / $500 stipend / 40 hr/ year/ 2 years/
 
… Build skills to transform primary care and improve patient care.
 
Why you? GREAT to work in as part of any NP/ DNP/ PhD course work
 
Why now? DEADLINE Application Due Sept 30
 
 
GULFCOAST SOUTH AHEC: Serving the counties of Charlotte, Desoto, Manatee, Sarasota
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NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

Apply for the 2018 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program – accepting applications through March 8, 2018

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (LRP) offers registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses substantial financial assistance in exchange for full-time service either at a Critical Shortage Facility or an eligible school of nursing.

NURSE Corps LRP awards are subject to the availability of funds.  This notice is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, applications can be processed and funds awarded in a timely manner. Applicants should note that this Guidance may be cancelled prior to award recommendations in the absence of funding.

Read the 2018 Application and Program Guidance

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SNAC BSN Scholarship Opportunity

SNAC BSN Scholarship Opportunity

We pleased to share the application for the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition’s BSN Scholarship opportunity.

Feel free to share this application with anyone who may benefit from this opportunity.

Apply here: 2018 SNAC BSN Application

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

For questions or further information, please contact:

Earl Young

Manager of Scholarships & Special Initiatives

Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.

(941) 556-7114

eyoung@cfsarasota.org

www.cfsarasota.org

 

 

 

 

 
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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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Call for Book Scholarship Applications

 

The Suncoast Organization of Nurse Executives (SCONE) is seeking applications for book scholarships for nurses pursuing BSN or higher degrees. SCONE supports the recommendation from the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Future of Nursing report for nurses to achieve higher levels of education and to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020. These recommendations are gaining momentum through the Future of Nursing Campaign for Action, which is a national initiative to implement the recommendations from the IOM.

Applicants must be pursuing BSN or higher degrees and do not need to be a member of SCONE. The application deadline is Monday, October 2, 2017. We plan to award several $200 book scholarships at the December general membership meeting.

Application: SCONE BOOK Scholarship Application 2017

 
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