The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has established a partnership with CampusRN.com to offer scholarships and on-line career center for graduates of baccalaureate and higher degree nursing programs. This joint initiative will provide a fresh source of funding for nursing students and help new graduates find work settings that support professional nursing practice.
The partnership involves two components: a new scholarship fund for currently enrolled nursing students and a career center for new graduates looking to transition into professional practice. The scholarship fund is designed to support students who are seeking baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students who are enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in pursuit of a nursing faculty career, completing an RN to baccalaureate nursing program (BSN), or enrolled in an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s degree nursing program.
The program began distributing scholarships of $2,500 in May and will continue to do so every two months. Applicants must register on-line, write a brief statement on career plans, and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. For details on this scholarship program including an application, see http://aacn.campusrn.com/scholarships/scholarship_rn.asp.
The second part of the AACN-CampusRN.com partnership involves a newly created online Career Center for new graduates looking to join the nursing workforce. This center includes a searchable database of vacancies available nationwide, a scholarship center, and important career information tailored for nurses prepared at the baccalaureate and higher degree levels. For more information on the Career Center, see http://aacn.campusrn.com/students/jobsearch.asp.