Nursing scholarships are prevalent due to the demand for qualified and trained nurses in our healthcare workforce. Many major hospitals and healthcare systems across the United States now offer scholarships for current employees who want to move from their Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), or those who want to move into healthcare management, master's level nursing in specialized areas, or nursing administration. With this wealth of internal scholarships there has also been an increase in outside private scholarships for students entering nursing schools or those that are interested in continuing their training in more advanced fields.
Other Private Nursing Scholarships
Minority and Military Nursing Scholarships
There are also specialized nursing scholarships available to nurses that are in minority groups such as Asian Americans, African Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Native Alaskans, Hispanics, and international students. Special scholarships for men entering into the nursing profession and for minority groups can be found at MinorityNurse.com.
The military and different government departments offer full-time scholarships for nurses of active duty military personnel or for children or spouses of specific government officials or military staff. Visit Military.com for more information about military scholarships.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing keeps a comprehensive and up to date listing of different types of scholarships available to nursing students of all educational levels from post doctorate through undergraduate study at national and international schools and training hospitals. Another great resource for nurses looking for general information on the types of scholarships available is NursingScholarship.us. This site lists various foundations, grants, and funds available to nurses.