NMH FOUNDATION EXPANDS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
December 21, 2009
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NEWTON – Newton Memorial Hospital Foundation is expanding scholarship opportunities to students from Bergen, Morris and Warren counties who are interested in becoming registered nurses.
In return, students who receive the scholarships must work at Newton Memorial Hospital for their first two years on a full-time basis or for three years on a part-time basis, if hired by the Hospital.
“The idea is to create a pipeline of new talent between the region’s finest community colleges and Newton Memorial Hospital,” said Megan Sandow, NMH Vice President of Development. “The students receive greater access to quality education and, in return, the Hospital gets highly skilled nurses to provide quality care to our patients.”
The scholarship program began seven years ago between the Hospital Foundation and Sussex County Community College, exclusively, in response to a nationwide nursing shortage. In that time, the Foundation has donated $450,000 to support SCCC’s Nursing Program. SCCC’s Nursing Program has grown rapidly since 2001 resulting in the opening of a new Health Sciences building and the hiring of additional faculty.
“We have hired several nurses from SCCC and the results have been impressive,” Sandow added. “Now, we want to expand this scholarship opportunity for others in northern New Jersey.”
Students interested in the Foundation scholarship opportunities with plans to attend Sussex County Community College, Bergen County Community College or Warren County Community College can click here to download the application package. All applications must be submitted and postmarked no later than February 15.
If you have questions regarding the application package, please call 973.579.8390.