In recognition of National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and to celebrate nurses, Walden University announces its new Nurses of the Year scholarship program.
The scholarships include:
Leadership Scholarships: To be awarded to nurses who are using their leadership abilities to advance the practice of nursing, augment healthcare delivery or improve patient outcomes and who want to advance their careers by enrolling in the school's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. One full-tuition scholarship; one $10,000 scholarship; and one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded through this program.
Change-Maker Scholarships: To be awarded to nurses who are making a positive difference in the life of a patient, healthcare organization or nursing practice and who want to advance their careers by enrolling in Walden's CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. One full-tuition scholarship; one $10,000 scholarship; and one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded through this program.
The scholarships, which school officials say "reflects Walden social change mission and its commitment to providing access to quality higher education," are available to nurses who enroll as new students in Walden's nursing programs that begin in December 2012.
Those applying for scholarships must submit an essay, one letter of recommendation from a supervisor, a resume/CV and official transcripts.
For more detailed scholarship entry requirements, visit www.WaldenU.edu/nursesoftheyear. Deadline for entries is July 31.