I was wondering if anyone knew of a good place to start looking for nursing scholarships
, specific to California?
I'm currently located in Arizona, with plans on relocating to the Long Beach/San Pedro area this coming summer. I'm not yet in a nursing program, but there is a community college in Wilmington that I've found that doesn't have a waiting list into their program. Unfortunately, although I lived in California when I was younger, it's likely that I will have to live there another year before I can get in-state tuition. Because of this, money is going to be incredibly short - depending on the kind of job I can get while attending school. My plan so far has been to spend my first semester there becoming an EMT, transfer over some of my pre-reqs to the program that I've earned here, and work part-time as such while I attend to the nursing program. So far, I haven't been able to find any nursing scholarships specifically for those not yet an RN or LPN. Is that common? I'm aware that there is a plethora of scholarships available once you become an RN and are aiming for higher education, but is there anything available for students working towards their ADN? I do intend on going from an RN-to-BSN after I work for a little while with my ADN. (Life will be more affordable that way.) But before that?
Also, since you guys just got a pretty nice outline of my schooling plans, are there any suggestions? Any things to keep my eyes open for in considering hospitals, schools? I don't know if any of you've gone from an EMT-B to nursing school, but if there is, any tips?
I'm excited about finding this forum. Just reading through the threads has been informative.
Anyway, thanks for any comments
Dec 26, '04
The Nursing Scholarship
Program provides scholarships
to nursing school students in exchange for service for a period of at least two years at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses
State of California for students enrolled in a program leading to RN licensure. The applications are not yet available on line for 2004-2005
Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Dec 26, '04