Minneapolis—May 8, 2012—
In recognition of National Nurses Week and to celebrate nurses, Walden University
today announced the Nurses of the Year scholarship program
. This new program furthers Walden’s commitment to the field of nursing by recognizing nurses who are making a positive difference in the lives of their patients, in their organizations and to the future of nursing.
Walden’s Nurses of the Year scholarships include:
- Leadership Scholarships that will 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 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 that will 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 the 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 reflect Walden’s 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 for the December 2012 start date. Those applying for scholarships must submit an essay, one letter of recommendation from a supervisor, a résumé/CV and official transcripts. For detailed scholarship entry requirements, visit www.WaldenU.edu/nursesoftheyear. Deadline for entries is July 31, 2012.
In addition to the scholarships, Walden’s National Nurses Week celebration includes free public access to a continuing education (CE) course through Nurse.com. The online CE course, Anxiety Disorders (CE 175-60), will be available at no cost until July 7, 2012. Nurses can register for the online course at Nurse.com.
Walden’s School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences features faculty members who are nationally recognized experts in the healthcare field. The school’s online degree and certificate programs include Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP); CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with specializations in Education, Nursing Informatics, and Leadership and Management; CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program; and Post-Master’s Certificates in Nursing. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu/nursing.
About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 48,500 students from all 50 states and more than 140 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 55 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries.
Walden offers more than 65 degree programs with more than 330 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.