Chamberlain College of Nursing Launches Navigate to Nursing Scholarship Program — April 14, 2011
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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — April 14, 2011 —The cost of a college education and the stress of making the transition from high school to college are two common areas of concern among high school students as they near graduation. Chamberlain College of Nursing is looking to ease these concerns through its new Navigate to Nursing (N2N) Scholarship Program.
Chamberlain’s N2N Scholarship Program allows high school seniors to jump-start their nursing education and careers. Qualified students can start earning credits towards a Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree while in high school and receive up to $8,500 in assistance for tuition, books and fees. Students accepted to the program can take two introductory nursing classes online and on-site at no cost to them while completing the second semester of their senior year of high school. If, after completing the courses successfully with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA), the students decide to enroll and are accepted at Chamberlain College of Nursing to pursue their BSN degree, the scholarship will cover all costs associated with four additional courses (12 credits) during their first semester. Students will need to apply and meet Chamberlain College of Nursing’s standard admission requirements to be admitted into the BSN program.
“The Navigate to Nursing Scholarship Program embodies Chamberlain’s mission of providing quality and innovative nursing education programs,” said Dr. Stephanie Stewart, vice president of academic affairs at Chamberlain College of Nursing. “The purpose of this scholarship program is to proactively respond to the projected nursing shortage and seek out high school students who are passionate about the profession. It’s truly a win-win for all involved. Chamberlain is helping to ease the financial burden for students and their families while simultaneously addressing our nation’s need for more nurses.”
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, by the year 2020, there will be a shortage of more than one million nurses nationwide. Furthermore, more than one million new and replacement nurses will be needed by 2020 to address the country’s severe nursing shortage.
“The Navigate to Nursing Scholarship Program acts as a springboard for high school seniors who already have an interest in nursing and want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree,” said Mary Gray, health career instructor at Rich South High School in Richton Park, Ill and Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, Ill. “This is a valuable opportunity for students who want to pursue a career in this high-growth field and a great opportunity for high schools to start a dual-enrollment program.”
In order to apply, students must be in their senior year at a state approved high school. Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor and an official copy of their high school transcript. The N2N Scholarship Program is currently available through Chamberlain’s campuses in Chicago and Addison, Ill. and Columbus, Ohio.
To learn more about Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Navigate to Nursing Scholarship Program or to complete a scholarship application, visit chamberlain.edu/academics/nursing-school/high-school.
About Chamberlain College of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in nursing. Campuses are currently located in Phoenix, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; Addison and Chicago, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Columbus, Ohio; Houston, Texas; and Arlington, Virginia.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, ncahlc.org. HLC is one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the Addison, Arlington, Chicago, Columbus, Houston, Jacksonville, Phoenix and St. Louis campuses and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the St. Louis and Columbus campuses and the Associate Degree in Nursing program are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs at the Phoenix and the Addison campuses are candidates for accreditation by NLNAC. Candidacy is the first step toward NLNAC accreditation. (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404.975.5000). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.
Chamberlain College of Nursing 2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 10th Floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219, 804.225.2600. Chamberlain College of Nursing has provisional approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233-1463, 804.367.4515.
Program availability varies by location. Chamberlain reserves the right to update information as it becomes available. Information is current at the time of posting. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/about/accreditation.
Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC is a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. ©2011 Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC. All rights reserved. www.chamberlain.edu.