Nurses are trained professionals who strive to improve the delivery of high-quality patient care, nurse-driven protocols, policy and reform in healthcare. But as trained and qualified healthcare providers, it is their duty to participate in regular continuing professional development to develop, enhance, update, and maintain their skills and knowledge. This is also necessary to sustain a license to practice as a Nurse. However, one must first become a Nurse.
In 2010, the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine, (2011) recognized the importance of prelicensure and ongoing education for nurses.
Frequent and continuous education is key to growth in nursing. Learning does not end at nursing school graduation. It starts with the most essential test in a Nurse’s career, the NCLEX exam.
For Black pre-licensure and licensed Nurses, the opportunity for growth and advancement in Nursing facilitated by Nurse Leaders and Educators who represent them racially/culturally is not always available and accessible. Aware of this barrier, Scrub Addict™, in collaboration with New Nurse Academy, LLC created a scholarship for Nurses along the spectrum to grow in the profession. Fifteen percent of every Scrub Addict™ item purchased goes toward the scholarship fund to sponsor advancement in Nursing – from NCLEX to specialty certification.
Amount: up to $500
- Follow @ScrubAddicts and @NewNurseAcademy on Instagram and tag 3 people under promo post
- Email 500 word essay on the importance of professional development in your nursing career to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Essays reviewed on the 7th of every month
- Winner announced the 30th of every month
Pre-licensure students: meet state board requirements to take licensing exam (NCLEX).
High school students ineligible to apply.