In nursing school? Need money? Check this out.
The Project Advance (HSCRC) Grant Program is a career advancement program at AAMC that offers financial assistance and mentoring support for employees seeking a degree in the field of nursing. Project Advance funds can be used to pay for tuition, books, and certain essential supply expenses.
Think you may apply? Here are some quick facts:
- AAMC currently has 130 staff members benefiting from these funds
- Employees enrolled in undergraduate nursing programs (Associate and BSN) may be eligible for $2500
- Employees enrolled in graduate nursing programs, including MSN and NP, may be eligible for up to $3,500.
- To be eligible, staff must be employed by AAMC at least six months, work at least a 0.5 FTE position, be in good clinical standing (i.e. have no written disciplinary actions) and be enrolled in an accredited nursing program.
- The deadline to apply is December 15, 2012
- Click here for a copy of the application.
Here is some inspiration from AAMC nurses who are already using these funds to help pay for their education:
I went back to school for my own personal growth. I have wanted to for a long time, but with raising kids and putting them through private school and college, it kept getting delayed. I will have a specialty in education and hope to develop some infusion/IV specific education for the hospital. -Carol Brumsted, RN (IVT)
I am pursing a masters agree in nursing, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I am continuing my education because I would like to have more autonomy when I care for my patients. -Nicole Griffin, RN (MSU)
I am a student at Walden University and I am working towards my BSN for now. I am looking to further my career towards a leadership role. My completion for my BSN degree will be next fall. -Steffanie Dolle, RN (Joint and Spine)