Nurse Education and Retraining for Success (NEARS)
About the Program
Nurse unemployment and under employment has substantial consequences for the delivery of health services. Ohio University seeks to ensure that the nursing workforce is participating in health care delivery to the greatest extent possible, and to ensure that the health needs of the population are met. I am excited to inform you that Ohio University's School of Nursing has been awarded a Department of Labor Grant entitled "Nurse Education And Re-training for Success" (NEARS) Program. This program is part of the School's strategic effort to resolve skill shortages in the healthcare industry for registered nurses and help unemployed licensed practical nurses (LPN), registered nurses (RN), and other long term unemployed (27 weeks) individuals find employment. As a potential long term unemployed individual that may be admitted to a nursing major, I would like to invite you apply for this new grant scholarship program.
The NEARS scholarship program will provide scholarships for nursing students on Athens, Zanesville, Chillicothe, and Southern campuses in the following programs: LPN to RN Bridge program, RN to BSN, Accelerated BSN, and MSN. Nursing students who meet the Ohio University residency requirements are eligible to apply for these grant scholarships. If you are interested in applying for a NEARS Grant Scholarship please contact Cheri Landrum at email@example.com or 740-597-2940.
Who is eligible for the program?
Prospective grantees (75%) must be documented as long term unemployed for 27 weeks or more. Those who have exhausted unemployment benefits or who have lost their jobs in the recent recession (January 2008 forward), have been unable to find employment as an LPN or AD degree RN.
Some post-secondary education that would allow them to enter the defined nursing career pathway at a later point.
Be at least 18 years of age and pursuing a nursing career or upgrading credentials in the career pathway.
Veteran or eligible spouse.