Nursing Students Receive Scholarships from IBC
Through the Nurses for Tomorrow grant from the Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation, Immaculata University is offering more than $50,000 in scholarships to be distributed among two graduate students in the MSN program ($24,480 total) and 21 undergraduate nursing students in the pre-licensure or RN to BSN programs ($26,024 total). These competitive scholarships were awarded to support a part of the students’ Spring 2017 tuition.
To combat the pending nursing shortage nation-wide and in Pennsylvania, the IBC Foundation’s Nurses for Tomorrow program is bolstering the nursing workforce by increasing the number of nurses pursuing faculty roles or clinical practice. To date, the IBC Foundation has awarded over $5 million in nursing scholarship grants.
Immaculata’s pre-licensure BSN degree prepares students academically, socially, and spiritually to practice within today’s complex health care systems. The nurse educator’s track of the MSN program prepares graduates to teach nursing in a college setting, to provide health care counseling to patients, and to function in a staff development role, educating nurses on new procedures or assisting recent graduates in the transition from student to registered nurse.
Immaculata University’s Division of Nursing includes three programs: a four-year pre-licensure degree leading to a BSN; a RN to BSN degree for registered nurses seeking to earn a BSN degree; and a graduate degree leading to a MSN. Immaculata also offers an EdD in Higher Education with a concentration in Nursing. For more information on these programs, please contact the Division of Nursing at 484-323-3497 or visit: www.immaculata.edu/nursing.
Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning. On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter at the request of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) thus making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.