2014 Nursing Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

Nancy Leveille and Richard Patterson in Foundation for Quality Care News

Once again we are pleased to announce the Foundation for Quality Care Nursing Scholarship Program. The Foundation for Quality Care, the research and education affiliate of the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA), will administer the Ruth E. Stafford and James D. Durante Nursing Scholarship Program for 2014. This Scholarship Fund Program has been established to provide financial support to incumbent employees of NYSHFA member facilities who are also nursing students pursuing careers in long term care. The Durante/Stafford Scholarships will now be awarded to students/nurses in two categories:

Category I:  Students pursuing licenses as a practical nurse or registered nurse and registered nurses pursuing advanced degrees in nursing (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Specialist).  Four scholarships for $2,000 each are available for the Category I Scholarship.

Category II:  Registered nurses pursuing a certification course in gero prep or wound care management. Two Scholarships for $1,000 each are available for the Category II Scholarship. To learn more about the online Gero Prep and the Wound Care courses go to:  Gero Nurse Prep Course:  http://app1.unmc.edu/geronurseprep and HSC 415 Multidisciplinary Wound Care Course: https://www.excelsior.edu.

The winners will be selected by NYSHFA’s Nurse Leadership Advisory Committee and awarded their Scholarship at the Annual Nurse Leadership Conference on April 24, 2014 in Verona, New York.

Scholarship Criteria and Submission Information:

Enclosed are the scholarship brochure, application and recommendation forms. At the time of application, and when the scholarships are awarded, applicants must be employed by a long term care facility that is a member in good standing of the New York State Health Facilities Association. Applicants must be applying to or enrolled in / accepted to an accredited school of nursing program for the 2014-2015 academic year or applying to or enrolled in the Gero Nurse Prep or Wound Care course.

 Applications are due by Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

 FQC CONTACTS: Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Rick Patterson
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x19