Keuka College has announced several new scholarships intended to assist working adults looking to advance their careers in nursing and management.
The Florence Nightingale Scholarship for Nursing Excellence will be available to eligible adult students seeking both a bachelor’s degree in Nursing (RN to BN), and a master’s degree in Nursing Education.
The nursing scholarships are intended not only to assist working nurses in boosting their careers, but to help the region fill persistent shortages among both nurses and those who instruct them.
“Recognizing the needs regionally, especially among nursing educators, we hope to target the scholarship funds where they can have the greatest impact,” said Shaun Manning, the College’s Director of Admissions.
A number of factors, including the aging population – affecting both patients and caregivers – and the rise in incidences of chronic diseases have been cited as contributing to deficits among the nursing ranks.
The Presidential Scholarship for Career Advancement will be available to qualifying adult learners pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management or a master’s degree in Management.
Health care is just one field in which the College’s Organizational Management and master’s-level Management degrees will equip graduates to advance. The broad-based program prepares students for a wide range of careers, ranging from human resources to hospitality.
The awards total $5,000 for bachelor’s degree programs and $5,500 for master’s degrees – roughly 20 percent reductions. To be considered, applicants must be new Center for Professional Studies students beginning with spring 2018 enrollment (for which classes start in January).
Keuka College’s Center for Professional Studies allows working adults to earn their degree in as little as two years. Face-to-face classes are held one night a week at partner sites around the state and are augmented by additional studies online.
For information or to inquire about enrolling, visit www.keuka.edu/asap.