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
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:
Manager of Scholarships & Special Initiatives
Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.
Nursing education has seen tremendous change in 10 years, thanks in large part to the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program, the State Implementation Program (SIP), and the Center to Champion Nursing in America, all funded by RWJF. CCNA is also an initiative of AARP Foundation and AARP. A new compendium from the Campaign for Action reports on the collaborations fueling the transformation, as well as strategies to continue the work.
The Nurses’ Health Studies, the largest, longest-running investigations of women’s health, has since 1976 relied on nurse participants to study a number of health factors. The third such study seeks 100,000 nurses or nurse students, ages 19 to 52, to participate in a web-based study of health issues related to lifestyle, fertility/pregnancy, environment, and nursing exposures. Apply.
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
Health Professions Scholarship
Click here for details and eligibility requirements for all available scholarships: https://www.charlottecf.org/types-of-grants/scholarships/
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
In this free webinar, the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition will share a collaborative approach that is increasing the percentage of BSN-prepared nurses on the Suncoast (Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte-Desoto counties) and successful strategies others can use to help achieve the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations that 80 percent of the nursing workforce have a bachelor’s degree or higher by 2020.
What: A Regional Approach to Increasing BSN Nurses in Florida, by Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition
When: Oct. 25, 2017 • 12 pm EDT
How: Joining is easy and just takes a few seconds. Simply click the link below to register:
Continuing Education: 1.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded for completion of this activity. Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Are you a Nurse Practitioner? Want to become one? Check out this resource that highlights the key differences between full, reduced and restricted practice authority for nurses and how removing the scope of practice barriers can improve population health. It provides insights on the way limited levels of practice can hinder the ability to provide quality care. SNAC hopes it will spark an interest in advancing your nursing education. Contact Kate Garber, your Nurse Education Navigator, for information on NP options for your future.
Webinars are coming up to learn how you can earn your BSN or MSN. Plus find out how you can take advantage of $1000 partnership discount for online opportunities. The application deadline for January 8, 2018 classes is December 4th. Register today!
Click here for registration links: UWF BSN and MSN September WEBINAR SCHEDULE-CH
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