Published on January 20, 2012

Genesis Nursing Scholarships Available For Regional BSN Students

Genesis will again be offering $10,000 scholarships for college students who are enrolled in four-year BSN programs.

Recruiting and retaining skilled, compassionate nurses helps Genesis meet the challenge of continually improving nursing practice for the benefit of patients. One way to continue the tradition of nursing excellence at Genesis is to assist nursing students with scholarships through the Genesis Foundations.

“Through generous support of the Genesis Foundations, people in the region have demonstrated the importance they place on nurse development and retention,’’ said Judy Pranger, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nurse Executive for Genesis Health System. “Developing and retaining skilled nurses at Genesis are factors that positively influence patient outcomes.

“By advancing their nursing educations, nursing students are able to change and grow along with the rapidly changing health care delivery system.”

To be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship, an applicant must reside in the 10-county Genesis Health System service area; be a current college student in good academic standing at an accredited Iowa or Illinois college or university; have completed freshman or sophomore year of college by June 30, 2012; and be seeking admission to, or have been accepted into, an undergraduate baccalaureate program in nursing. Recipients are required to complete their first year of college by June 30, 2012.

The scholarships are offered as forgivable loans. Scholarship recipients must work two years at Genesis, Davenport or Genesis, Illini Campus in Silvis, following graduation from a BSN program. All Genesis nursing scholarship applications can be found at www.genesishealth.com/scholarships.

Deadline to apply is March 24. Information: Call Mary Gaetz-Scholtz at (563) 421-6864 or send email to scholarships@genesishealth.com.

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