NCIN Scholarship Winners Announced

Nov. 6, 2013 - by Carol Best

School of Nursing Awards NCIN Scholarships to Five Students

November 6, 2013

Five accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) students have been chosen as recipients of the prestigious New Careers In Nursing (NCIN) scholarship at MNU this fall. Made possible by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the scholarship is part of $100,000 of funding MNU received this year from the organization. Each student receives $10,000 to assist them in completing a BSN in the one-year accelerated program which is designed for the LPN, paramedic, or adult student with previous college experience.

RWJF’s New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN) was established to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through annual grants to schools of nursing, NCIN provides $10,000 scholarships to college graduates with degrees in other fields who wish to transition into nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s program. The NCIN program has supported 40 students in five years at MNU, in an effort to develop culturally competent nurses and future leaders of the profession.

The 2013 NCIN scholarship recipients include three men and two women:

Allison Mitchell            Kansas City, Mo.

Ryan Rochford            Overland Park, Kan.

Jonathan Knipker        Kearney, Mo.

Justin Johng               Overland Park, Kan.

Lauren Goh                Leawood, Kan.

According to Deborah Highfill, PhD, RN, associate dean of Prelicensure Nursing Education and NCIN coordinator, the scholarship recipients must be students from populations that are underrepresented in nursing.

RWJFScholars2013NCIN scholarship recipients at MNU, from left to right: Allison Mitchell, Ryan Rochford, Jonathan Knipker, Justin Johng, and Lauren Goh.

“I’m proud of the high caliber of student we attract at MNU,” Highfill says. “This year’s scholarship recipients are entering nursing to make a difference in the world. Whether from an Ivy League school or a nearby university, these students bring diversity and richness to the learning experience for fellow students and professors alike. It is a joy to watch them progress into nursing professionals.”

MNU is one of only six nursing schools to receive NCIN scholarship funding for five years in a row.

For more information about the ABSN program and other accelerated nursing programs visit www.mnu.edu/professional. For information on traditional nursing education at MNU visit www.mnu.edu/majors.

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