Monday, March 4, 2013

Widener School of Nursing Receives Funding from Nurses for Tomorrow

Widener University’s School of Nursing was selected to receive two grants of $70,490 and $6,392 through Independent Blue Cross Foundation’s Nurses for Tomorrow scholarship program. 

Nurses for Tomorrow is an innovative initiative created by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation as part of a broader strategy to enhance health care delivery by supporting nursing education and the development of future nurses. 

The purpose of these grants are to support both graduate and/or doctoral level nursing students pursuing a degree in nursing education or advanced practice nursing specializing in primary care or geriatric care, and undergraduate nursing students, respectively. 

“Widener University is grateful for the continued support for our students by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, and for the confidence the Foundation has shown in the School of Nursing’s ability to fulfill its mission by raising the standards of excellence in education,” President James T. Harris III said. “This grant will provide many of our brightest nursing students with the financial assistance they need to better focus on academics and succeeding in college.”

According to Dr. Deborah Garrison, dean of the School of Nursing, “the grants will be used to support a number of our outstanding graduate and undergraduate students as they strive to achieve their dreams and make a difference in the nursing profession, both in the arenas of patient care delivery and nursing education.”

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