More than $300,000 in scholarships to be awarded to nurses making a difference

Minneapolis—May 8, 2014—In recognition of National Nurses Week, Walden University is offering 12 nursing scholarships totaling more than $300,000 to help nurses around the world make a greater impact in their organizations and their field.

Four full-tuition and eight $10,000 Nurses of the Year Scholarships will be awarded to registered nurses who are making a positive difference in the lives of their patients, their organizations and the future of nursing. The scholarships include:

“It is a great honor to have received this generous scholarship from Walden University. My Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) will prepare me to be better equipped to continue developing healthcare professionals and ensuring ever-improving quality of care,” said Dominique Valentin, deputy medical program manager of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, who was awarded a full-tuition DNP scholarship last year. “Being a positive role model facilitates my endeavor of continuing to pursue my own growth and development for my home country of Haiti.”

The scholarships, which reflect Walden’s social change mission and its commitment to provide access to quality higher education, are available to nurses who enroll as new students in Walden’s nursing programs for any start date from September through December 2014. Those applying for scholarships must submit an essay on how they made a difference, one letter of recommendation from a supervisor, a résumé or CV and official transcripts. For detailed scholarship entry requirements, visit www.WaldenU.edu/nursesoftheyear. The deadline for entries is July 21, 2014.

During National Nurses Week, Walden is also offering two free continuing education courses, The Power of Change: Nurses Make the Difference and Unlock Your Creativity, designed in a self-study format. These courses will be available until July 2. Visit http://ce.nurse.com/ce365 and http://ce.nurse.com/ce221 to take the free classes.

In addition to these scholarships, to help nursing and all other students achieve their goal of advancing their education, Walden is offering millions of dollars in grants and tuition assistance when students start their program in 2014. To learn more about our nursing programs and tuition assistance, call an enrollment advisor at 1-855-203-7874 or visit www.waldenu.edu.

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 50,000 students from all 50 states and more than 150 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 75 campus-based and online universities in 30 countries.

Walden offers more than 80 degree programs with more than 370 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, social work, 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.

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