Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
Today, in honor of National Nurses Week, Herzing University salutes this profession of caring with its new “Dare to Care” scholarship program. In addition to current scholarships, Herzing is earmarking another $100,000 for students who enroll, or are already enrolled in, one of its many nursing programs that enable students to become Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners. The new scholarship is available to students enrolling in Herzing University’s campuses in Atlanta, Georgia; Orlando, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Birmingham, Alabama; Brookfield, Kenosha or Madison, Wisconsin; or Herzing University Online.
"We are very excited to offer our new ‘Dare to Care’ Scholarship to nursing students in order to support the dedicated individuals who put the care of others above themselves,” said Renée Herzing, president of Herzing University. “Every time I attend a pinning ceremony, I am deeply touched by the powerful desire to help others that these new nursing graduates possess. During Nurses Week, we are reminded of the critically important role of nurses in our society, as the largest healthcare occupation in the country, and we are very proud of our role in educating the nurses of tomorrow.”
Herzing University offers an array of scholarships to reward academic achievement and assist individuals with financial need, and they are awarded to both recent high school graduates and adult learners across all of the university’s academic programs. Nursing students represent more than 15 percent of the Herzing University student population. Since 2011, Herzing has awarded over $1.1 million in scholarships to nursing students. Over $250,000 has been awarded to date in 2013, and this amount is expected to exceed $500,000 by year’s end.
For new entrants to the nursing field, Herzing University offers Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees in Nursing leading to Registered Nurse (RN) licensure, as well as Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) diploma programs at 8 campus locations in 6 states.*
For current nurses looking to advance their careers, Herzing University’s Online Campus offers a CCNE-accredited RN to BSN Bridge program as well as a CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing degree, with concentrations in Nursing Education, Nursing Management or Family Nurse Practitioner.**
Students are encouraged to contact admissions at 866-596-0724 or http://www.herzing.edu/nursesweek to get more information about the “Dare to Care” Scholarship Program, or to learn more about Herzing University nursing programs, accreditation of the programs, or to register for classes.
*Availability varies by state.
**The Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Bridge programs in Nursing at Herzing University Online, are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
About Herzing University
Herzing University encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, plus Herzing University Online. Founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient, and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). It also has been recognized as a member of the 2013 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools” and by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” nationally for 2013. The University provides education to approximately 6,000 students per year. Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; http://www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: http://www.herzing.edu.