Certified Background.com / AACN Scholarship Programme
Course(s) Offered: Nursing
Course Level: Undergraduate (Baccalaureate), Graduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: Certified Background.com, AACN
Country to Study in: USA
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), in partnership with Certified Background (UPDATED: now called, CastleBranch), is offering the Certified Background.com-AACN Scholarship Programme for students in nursing.
The Certified Background.com-AACN Scholarship Programme is specifically targeted at those nursing students who are seeking, admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree program at a nursing school affiliated with either CertifiedBackground.com or NursingCAS.
The Certified Background.com-AACN Scholarship Programme recognizes outstanding and excellent undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students who are advancing the nursing profession through a commitment to innovation, leadership and mentoring. Eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution.
- Maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average in current program or at last school attended.
- Be enrolled at a school affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com OR have submitted your application to a nursing school through NursingCAS
Citizens of any country
Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com or have submitted an application through nursing’s centralized application service, NursingCAS (see below).
Fields of study
Nursing science and related fields
Number of awards
A minimum of eight student scholarships are awarded every year
Awards will be granted over a five years period
Through 2015, CertifiedBackground.com will award eight student scholarships a year, worth $5,000 each, totaling $200,000 over five years. Two $5,000 scholarships will be distributed to top nursing school applicants four times each year.
Method of Application
Eligible applicants must have submitted an application through nursing’s centralized application service, NursingCAS. Applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship programme
The deadline dates for application tare January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31 each year
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice.
The AACN is the only Web resource dedicated to matching graduates of baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing with employers that value their education. This online directory features employers nationwide who are looking to recruit nurses with baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. These employers acknowledge that nurses with higher levels of education bring unique skills to the practice setting.
Certified Background.com (UPDATED: now called, CastleBranch) is one of the top 10 background screening and compliance tracking solutions companies in the United States, and provides organizations of all sizes with industry leading employment screening products and services. With a wide array of background screening, drug testing and compliance management solutions for your entire workforce, CastleBranch has what you need to make safe and informed hiring decisions.
Application Deadline: 31 Jan / 30 Apr / 31 Jul /31 Oct 2013
Open for International Students: Yes
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