CON Student Receives HRSA Nurse Corps Scholarship
College of Nursing (CON) student Jade Newton was awarded the HRSA Nurse Corps Scholarship. Newton, who is part of cohort 3 of the Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program, was one of 244 students chosen out of over 2000 applicants.
“I felt a sense of relief and happiness. I truly felt blessed,” said Newton. “This scholarship is important to me because it gives me the opportunity to focus solely on my studies and put forth more time into that. I have 9 months left in the program and finishing seems even more promising now.”
The Nurse Corps scholarship is aimed toward nursing students, designed to help with tuition, fees, and other educational costs, while also providing a monthly stipend for living expenses.
In return, students work at a Critical Shortage Facility after they graduate and pass the NCLEX. A Critical Shortage Facility is a public or private health care facility located in, designated as, or serving a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
“My academic aspirations are to finish the nursing program here at CDU, pass the NCLEX, then get into a new graduate residency program in labor and delivery in an underserved area,” said Newton. “I want to help close that wide gap between African American women and other races’ mortality rate during childbirth.”