Nurses for Tomorrow

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.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact ibxfoundation.org or 1-855-422-3386.

Nursing Internship Program

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Our initiatives

Nursing education grants

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 over $8 million in Nurses for Tomorrow grants to 23 nursing schools which provided scholarships to over 2,000 nursing students.

Nurse practitioner residency program

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.

Nursing internship program

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.

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Nursing Internship Program

Experience unique roles in nursing and cultivate professional and leadership skills during this 10-week program.

Learn More

Nurses for Tomorrow grant program eligibility requirements

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.

Additional requirements for scholarship recipients

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:

  • Have a permanent residence in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Greater Philadelphia region is comprised of 11 counties within three states: New Castle County in Delaware; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, and Salem counties in New Jersey; and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, refugee or qualified immigrant.
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program for an undergraduate scholarship, or
  • Be enrolled in an accredited master level degree program (MN, MSN) for a graduate scholarship, or
  • Be enrolled in an accredited doctoral of nursing practice or PhD degree program for a doctoral scholarship.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Comply with all required reporting.
Nursing Internship Program

Experience unique roles in nursing and cultivate professional and leadership skills during this 10-week program.

Learn More

Thought leadership in nursing

The Foundation fosters collaboration and knowledge-sharing across the health care sector, partnering with national nursing organizations and convening continuing education workshops and other events centered on relevant nursing issues. Our nursing programs are strategically aligned with the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, recommendations and other nationally recognized best practices.

Nursing Internship Program

Experience unique roles in nursing and cultivate professional and leadership skills during this 10-week program.

Learn More

2017 Nurses for Tomorrow grant recipients

  • Aria Health, School of Nursing
  • Bucks County Community College, Professional Studies: Allied Health and Nursing
  • Chester County Intermediate Unit, Practical Nursing Program
  • Community College of Philadelphia, Department of Nursing
  • Delaware County Community College, Division of Allied Health, Emergency Services and Nursing
  • Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions*
  • Eastern Center for Arts & Technology, Practical Nursing Program
  • Eastern University, Department of Nursing
  • Gwynedd-Mercy University, Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing*✝
  • Holy Family University, School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions*
  • Immaculata University, Division of Nursing*
  • La Salle University, School of Nursing and Health Sciences*✝
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Neumann University, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences*
  • Penn State Abington, RN-BSN Nursing Program
  • Temple University, Department of Nursing✝
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Nursing*✝
  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing*
  • Villanova University, College of Nursing*✝
  • West Chester University, Department of Nursing*✝
  • Widener University, School of Nursing*✝

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