OMAHA, Neb. (PRWEB) May 04, 2020
Home Instead Senior Care and the National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education (NLNFNE) are partnering once again to support geriatric education through a $10,000 scholarship fund for nursing students. The fund will address the growing need for enhanced geriatric education in nursing programs across the nation. At least six scholarships will be awarded to help prepare the ever-growing workforce of nurses with competencies to deliver the best care for aging adults.
As recent events have further showcased, the nation’s nurses are an integral part of our healthcare system’s ability to provide high-quality care to all, especially vulnerable populations. This unmatched dedication both in times of crisis and the routine day-to-day, will be key to meeting the unique needs of older adults in the coming years.
While the world’s population of adults age 65 and older is expected to continue growing at a rapid pace, there is an understanding within the healthcare industry that these seniors will have a significant impact on the system’s core business, especially regarding long-term care. Therefore, it’s in the best interest of older patients, the healthcare system and taxpayers to ensure nurses are well-prepared to care for the aging population.
“Older adults rely the most on the U.S. health care system and their needs are often complex. Through the continued partnership of the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education with Home Instead, we have helped over a dozen nursing students fulfill their academic goals and become emerging leaders in geriatrics,” said NLN Foundation Chair, Dr. Cole Edmonson DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAONL, FNAP, FAAN. “As the voice for all levels of nursing education, the NLN Foundation and the National League for Nursing are proud to help nursing programs to graduate competent nurses to serve at the front lines of public health.”
“Everything we do at Home Instead is driven by our mission to enhance the lives of aging adults and their families,” said Jeff Huber, CEO of Home Instead. “Through our work with the NLN Foundation, we have a real opportunity to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce dedicated to providing the best quality care for older adults.”
The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education scholarship application period opened February 25 and will close May 18. Applicants will be notified by the end of July and awardees will be recognized at the NLN Summit in Orlando on Sept. 24, 2020. For more information, candidates can visit the NLN Foundation website.
About Home Instead Senior Care
Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network provides personalized care, support and education to enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, the network is the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,200 independently owned and operated franchises that provide more than 80 million hours of care annually throughout the United States and 13 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 90,000 CAREGivers℠ worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. Home Instead Senior Care franchise owners partner with clients and their family members to help meet varied individual needs. Services span the care continuum – from providing personal care to specialized Alzheimer’s care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources. Visit HomeInstead.com. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
About the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education
The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education, works to raise, steward, and distribute funds to support the mission of the National League for Nursing: promoting excellence in nursing education; building a strong and diverse nursing workforce; advancing the health of our nation and the global community. The NLN Foundation collaborates with partners in various industries to empower nurse educators through scholarships and research initiatives that change the landscape of nursing education. As the preeminent funder of scholarships, grants, research, and faculty development programs, the NLN Foundation is committed to empowering nurse educators today and for generations to come.