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Healthcare Scholarship: Nurse Corps Scholarship (NCS)

Overview of Scholarship

The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is offered through the US Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration. This program is specifically designed to place well-trained, committed nurses in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) throughout the US. In exchange for receiving the NURSE Corps Scholarship, recipients agree to work at a HPSA for at least 2 years.

Students enrolled in any nursing program are eligible, including diploma, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate programs. This includes RN to BSN Bridge Program participants. Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate program or a nurse practitioner Master’s program, with the greatest financial need.

Scholarship Requirements

Recipients of the scholarship have requirements to fulfill after graduation. These include:

•A minimum 2-year service commitment for up to 2 years of scholarship support as a full time student.
•An additional 1 year service commitment per scholarship year for full time students needing more than 2 years of scholarship support (4 years maximum support).
•Full time status is considered a minimum of 32 hours per week, at least 45 weeks out of the year.
•Provide 26 hours of clinical services to patients.
•Service to be completed in a defined Critical Shortage Facility such as a Hospice Program, Indian Health Services Health Centers, State or Local Public Health or Human Services Departments, Nursing Homes, Rural Health Clinics, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers. These facilities, and others, are only considered Critical Shortage Facilities if they are designated as a primary mental health or medical care HPSA.

Scholarship Eligibility

•US citizen or permanent resident.
•Scheduled to begin classes no later than September 30.
•Free from Federal judgments or liens.
•Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a nursing program at an accredited school in the US.
•Able to fulfill service requirements.
•No overdue Federal debt.

Scholarship Deadline

Application process is set to open again in March or April of 2015.

Amount and Benefits

Scholarship support includes the following (up to 4 years):

•Tuition
•Fees
•Educational costs such as clinical supplies/materials, uniforms, and textbooks
•Monthly stipend of $1,302 (for 2014-2015 academic year)

Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

Davenport University

Since 1866, Davenport University has been providing students with real-world experience, giving them the edge they need to get the career they want.                                            
             

Programs:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, PG Cert
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN

Kaplan University

WELCOME TO KAPLAN UNIVERSITY

Online Education That Fits Your Life

For 80 years, we’ve been preparing students for career success. We’ve led the wayso that our students can too.

Programs:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
  • Accelerated BSN to MSN

South College

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. 

Programs:

  • BSN to MSN with concentration in Nurse Executive

Jacksonville University

The University

With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

Programs:

  • RN to MSN in Clinical Nurse Educator
  • RN to MSN in Leadership in Healthcare Systems
  • RN to MSN Informatics Specialization

Duquesne University

Founded more than 130 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne has grown to become one of the nation's top Catholic universities.

Programs:

  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice

Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

Programs:

  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • RN to MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner

South University, Online Programs

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (PGC)
  • Specialization in Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN)
  • And more...

South University

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs:

  • Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (PGC)
  • Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization (RN-MSN)

Kaplan University - KHE

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs:

  • MSN - Adult - Gerontology Practitioner
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • And more...

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