Nursing school grants

  1. My step-daughter has recently decided to go into Nursing School. I haven't done this whole grant thing for a long time, and it's hard to search through all that info and decide which is best. Any of you out there had any good experience with particular grants for Nursing schools? I have all the general info, but wondered if anyone could give me any inside info on ones you had a good experience with. She is graduating HS this year, and has a B average in school now, if that matters. We're just getting application forms from her school counselor. Nothing all that helpful from them except the forms to fill out. Any experiences would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   mmnursewannabee
    Tell her to go to get a CNA certificate first at a local voc-school. I think this is a requirement for all nursing school students. There should be other certificates that can replace CNA as a requirement such as Patient Tech, etc. just inquire in the financial aid office of the school she is planning to go to.
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by mmnursewannabee
    Tell her to go to get a CNA certificate first at a local voc-school. I think this is a requirement for all nursing school students.
    Not where I went to school.

    Heather
  5. by   dianacs
    It wasn't for me either, and I just started. But it couldn't hurt.
  6. by   sjoe
    A CNA certificate is NOT required for admission to most nursing schools.

    The best place to find out the info you seek about grants and scholarships, is through the financial aids office at the nursing school in question. Give them a call.
  7. by   mmnursewannabee
    oh wow. my college requires CNA or other patient care short term care certificate before you can be accepted in nursing school. sorry about the misinformation. other school probably have easier requirement.
  8. by   mmnursewannabee
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Not where I went to school.

    Heather
    ok missy if you know the answer just post it.
  9. by   Q.
    Originally posted by mmnursewannabee
    other school probably have easier requirement.
    Ummm...I won't touch that comment. I don't see requiring a CNA certificate as a tougher requirement for entrance, but more of an annoyance or even deterrant, but anyway...

    sjoe's right. Check the financial aid office of the college she's attending. I received a grant once, a federal Pell Grant during my freshman year. All I did was apply for any federal aid and they gave me loans/grants based on need only. The Fin. Aid office is a great start.
  10. by   mmnursewannabee
    susy k,

    that is what i meant. maybe i should have said less requirement.
  11. by   Q.
    Ok, cool, mmnursewannabee.
  12. by   mmnursewannabee
    ok, if you have noticed i'm new around here and i'm just trying to help so if you could please give me a break and stop scrutinizing my every word. jesus christ.

    obgyn, my school requires a cna certificate or other patient care certificate before acceptance to nursing school. hopefully this would not apply to your step daughter since it is a pain in the butt. i'm sure her college financial aid office will tell her everything she needs to know.
  13. by   Q.
    Originally posted by mmnursewannabee
    ok, if you have noticed i'm new around here and i'm just trying to help so if you could please give me a break and stop scrutinizing my every word. jesus christ.

    Uh well, which is why when you clarified your comment, I stated it was cool, as in okay, fine, great. No hard feelings.

    So I don't think anyone is scrutinizing anything. I believe it's cleared up, yes?

    Just remember all we have is your written word, so, it's easy to misinterpret and it can appear that you are being hostile if you, in fact, are not. I can tell you now that your post back to OBNURSEHEATHER appears somewhat snotty. If not, hey, cool, but just clarify, ok? No hard feelings, I hope.
  14. by   Lausana
    For me, the first thing I had to do was submit my FAFSA http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/, you guys can fill out/submit online anytime after Jan 1--first come first serve money wise so do it early. They must be submitted by March 1 here in IN to be considered for state grants-but each state is different. She can choose several different schools and they will send her information as to what they will offer in addition to grant offers she may receive from Fed/State.

    This past yr I heard right away but the yr before that it wasn't until July and I was so depressed thinking I didn't qualify--that's a hard wait! :chuckle

    Good luck to your step-daughter!

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