New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
Loyola University New Orleans’ School of Nursing announced the selected winners of five scholarships of $4,500 entering the school’s top-ranked online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program who began classes on January 7, 2013. The scholarships awarded are the third installment in a series to celebrate 100 years of university success at Loyola University New Orleans and a 33-year history of providing world-class higher education to America’s nurses in a healthcare marketplace struggling with increasing patient demand and a significant shortage of nurse leaders.
“There was a fresh rigor, creativity and spirit in this group of scholarship submissions. It is evident that each applicant is passionate about not only their profession, but for changes they want to positively influence as a result of completing graduate education. Each applicant showed a clear understanding of what knowledge and tools they need to get there. The caliber of each incoming student for this spring really is quite impressive,” says Jane Savage, Associate Professor of Nursing at Loyola University and coordinator of the online Master of Science in Nursing program and Healthcare Systems Management Specialization. “Our online MSN is top-ranked for a reason. We are the only Jesuit nursing program that is ranked among the Top 5 Quality-rated Online Graduate Nursing Programs (Honor Roll) by U.S. News & World Report, and have an incredible faculty that shares a dedication to the success of our student body, both online and on campus.”
Candidates applying for the scholarship were asked to submit an essay of 200 to 300 words or less, explain what nursing meant to them, and how an MSN with a specialization in Health Care Systems Management would benefit or help further their career goals. After review by the School of Nursing’s program director and faculty, the following five candidates were selected to receive $4,500 individual scholarships to begin their online studies:
Spring 2013 Scholarship Recipients:
1. Judith Servidio
2. Jennifer Aggas
3. Krista Espenship
4. Sarah Foster
5. Suzanne Stone
“The Health System’s Management program curriculum offers courses that would aid and enhance acquisition and development of skills to further promote patient, staff and faculty safety and satisfaction in the health care community,” says Sarah Foster, one of this year’s online MSN Spring Scholarship recipients.
Registered nurses who are ready to explore the advanced career options made possible with a nursing master’s degree can apply for the next round of scholarships to attend Loyola’s highly honored, online MSN program by visiting http://scholarship.elearning.loyno.edu/. Essays are now being accepted for candidates interested in beginning classes May 13, 2012 with an application deadline of April 1, 2013. All submissions will be reviewed by faculty and winners will be announced by April 15, 2013.
For more information, or to request a scheduled interview, please call toll-free (866) 789-9809 or visit http://scholarship.elearning.loyno.edu/.
About Loyola University New Orleans
Chartered in 1912, Loyola University New Orleans is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the largest Jesuit institution in the South. The 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Top Online Education Programs guide singled out the Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing as one of the best online nursing graduate programs in the country. Loyola was one of only five nursing schools in the country and the only Jesuit institution to receive the honor roll designation from U.S. News & World Report. The publication has also ranked Loyola among the top ten regional universities in the South for the last 22 consecutive years. The fully NLNAC accredited online Master of Science in Nursing program currently serves students throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Loyola University New Orleans is a not-for-profit, Catholic Jesuit institution welcoming students of all faiths.