School ofNursing

Financing your Nursing Education ...

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Note: Entry-Level MSN students pay a cohort tuition rate which differs from the standard rate. For more information, see the Entry-Level MSN information page.

Several endowed scholarships are offered through the university to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Additionally, the School of Nursing regularly informs its students of outside scholarship opportunities that become available. Information and applications are regularly posted on a bulletin board in Ramstad Building.

Below is a sample list of grants, scholarships, loan repayment programs, online search engines and other resources for students seeking financial aid for their nursing education.

Financial Aid Resources

PLU Office of Financial Aid
http://www.plu.edu/financial-aid/
The Financial Aid office, located in the Student Services Center (Administrative Building), offers financial aid information (i.e., scholarships, loans, work study) for current PLU students. Contact them at 253-535-7134 or finaid@plu.edu.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/financialaid.htm
AACN offers a large list of links to financial aid opportunities for current undergraduate and graduate nursing students, loan repayment/forgiveness programs, and general resources for health professionals and students. The PLU School of Nursing is an AACN member school and is accredited by CCNE, an accrediting body that is affiliated with AACN.

Health Careers Foundation
http://doyonfoundation.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/health-careers-foundation-scholarship-program//
Providing scholarships and low-interest loans to students of health care education programs, including nursing. Programs focus on assisting non-traditional students and alleviating the shortage of trained healthcare professionals.

Johnson & Johnson - Discover Nursing
http://www.discovernursing.com/nursing-scholarship-search
Comprehensive information on nursing careers and a large scholarship search engine.

Minority Nurse.com
http://www.minoritynurse.com/find-scholarships
"The career and educational resource for the minority nursing professional," offering information and resources on nursing for minority nursing students and nurses. The financial aid section includes scholarship listings and featured articles.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses
http://nahnnet.org/NAHNScholarships.html
Information about several scholarship opportunities for hispanic nurses and nursing students.

National Student Nurses Association
http://www.nsna.org/
Check out the Career Center section for links with information on nursing education, careers, financial aid and job opportunities.

Sigma Theta Tau International: Honor Society of Nursing
http://www.nursingsociety.org/Research/Grants/Pages/grantsbydate.aspx
This honor society, to which undergraduate and graduate nursing students are invited each year, offers professional development opportunities and support for nurses. Their website offers a list of funding opportunities for nursing students and graduates.

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services: Health Resources & Services Administration - Bureau of Health Professions
http://www.hrsa.gov/help/healthprofessions.htm
Offers nursing scholarships, grants, and loan repayment programs for health professionals and nursing students. Students who wish to serve in facilities/areas experiencing a shortage of nurses after graduation in particular should check out the HRSA Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program and the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship and loan repayment programs.

Washington Student Achievement Council
http://wsac.wa.gov/
Students can search through listings of financial aid offerings in the area, including the Health Professional Loan Repayment and Sholarship programs specifically for nursing degree students/graduates.