Our initiatives advance the education and professional development of nurses and nurse leaders to prepare them to transform the future of health care delivery.
Nurses play an integral role in the health and well-being of our communities.
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The Nurses for Tomorrow grant program awards grants to accredited nursing schools in southeastern Pennsylvania to fund scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral nursing students. Academic institutions that meet the Foundation’s general eligibility requirements may apply for scholarship grants for their undergraduate, graduate, and/or doctoral nursing programs.
To date, the Foundation has awarded $10 million in Nurses for Tomorrow grants to 24 nursing schools which provided scholarships to over 2,000 nursing students.
The Foundation partnered with Puentes de Salud Health and Wellness Center to launch the nation’s third Nurse Practitioner (NP) Residency Program, designed to provide NP graduates with a residency experience similar to that of a medical doctor to reduce the high rate of NP burnout. By rotating through an emergency department, pediatric care unit, and community health center, the Foundation NP will receive the training and experience necessary to thrive in the community setting.
The nursing internship program, co-sponsored by Independence Blue Cross, is open to undergraduate nursing students attending schools supported by the Nurses for Tomorrow scholarship program, and who have completed at least one clinical rotation prior to the start of the internship program. In addition to gaining experience in non-traditional health care settings, the interns cultivate professional and leadership skills during this 10-week program through a series of Leadership Labs and an exploratory research project.
Academic institutions that meet the Foundation’s general eligibility requirements may apply for scholarship grants for their undergraduate, graduate, and/or doctoral nursing programs. Nursing programs must also be fully accredited by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing in order to receive funding. The annual invitation-only application period occurs in the beginning of each calendar year.
Academic institutions that meet all of our eligibility requirements can contact us for more information about this program.
We award grants directly to eligible academic institutions and are not involved in the student selection process. Nursing students seeking a Nurses for Tomorrow scholarship should contact their nursing program advisor or institution’s financial aid office.
In disbursing the scholarships, the academic institution is required to select recipients who meet the following conditions:
Nursing is the largest profession in the healthcare workforce, and they’re often the first point of contact for patients and their families. They help manage care in hospitals, primary care offices, communities, and homes. But that’s just the beginning.
The Foundation’s Nurses Can campaign highlights the non-traditional and unique roles nurses play not only in the healthcare delivery system, but in research labs, board rooms, and even the government.
The Nurses Can campaign showcases nurses in our region who are leading efforts to transform the delivery of healthcare through research, community-based programs, travel, and more. It is empowering nurses to pursue roles beyond the bedside, because Nurses Can.
All Nurses for Tomorrow grant recipients receive undergraduate support. Graduate and doctoral support as noted.
*denotes undergraduate and graduate scholarship grant awards
✝denotes doctoral of nursing practice scholarship grant awards