New Careers in Nursing
New Careers in Nursing is a scholarship and leadership program awarded to students in the accelerated, post-baccalaureate nursing program who come from economically disadvantaged and backgrounds underrepresented in nursing. The scholarship provides 5 students a $10,000 award and includes a Pre-entry Immersion Program, Mentoring, and Leadership Program.
Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing has been awarded the grant for the accelerated BSN program for students enrolling in the summer of 2013. For more information, contact Michael Reyes Andrillon, Linfield College NCIN Program Liaison.
Applications for the 2013 NCIN scholarship will be available online in the spring for students who have been offered admission to the school of nursing starting in the summer of 2013.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) joined with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to create New Careers in Nursing: an RWJF Scholarship Program to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through annual grants to schools of nursing, NCIN provides $10,000 scholarships to college graduates with degrees in other fields who wish to transition into nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s nursing program. For more information, visit www.newcareersinnursing.org.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable and timely change. For 40 years, the Foundation has brought experience, commitment and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing. Representing more than 690 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide, AACN’s educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor’s and graduate degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research and practice. For more information, visit www.aacn.nche.edu.