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Prestigious Scholarships Awarded

Scholarships Help Students Change Careers to Nursing

By Carol Best
June 2, 2014

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 spring. Made possible by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the scholarship is part of $100,000 of funding MNU received in the 2013-2014 academic year through the Foundation’s New Careers In Nursing initiative.

Students must come from populations considered underrepresented in nursing. Each student receives $10,000 to assist them in completing a BSN in the one-year accelerated program.

The latest NCIN scholarship recipients at MNU come from varied backgrounds. Aaron Kemmling is a paramedic with a bachelor’s in finance. Paden Shaffer is a phlebotomist. Matt Tucker has a business administration degree and Kyle White is a licensed professional counselor. Whatever profession they have been in, all the recipients have a passion for helping others and succeeding in the field of nursing. The students began their studies in January 2014.

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