If you are a man who is interested in a nursing career, you will be happy to know you are in good company. There are extensive networks being created just for male nurses to help support them in every way imaginable. Because of the extremely high demand for nurses and that fact that men are a largely underrepresented group in nursing, there are also many male nursing scholarships and grants for nurses being put into place to help men achieve their nursing career goals. Often people are torn between nursing and social work programs when they think of their future. Think about these questions closely, learn the responsibilites of each profession and review your own dreams.
The obvious purpose of obtaining a grant or scholarship is to obtain money for college. In your case, male nursing scholarships will give you the opportunity to get into the nursing field and advance your career. A few of the scholarships you may be interested in are listed below. Hopefully they will help you in your pursuit and you will better understand what to look for when you are seeking funding. Many states and local communities offer scholarships and some grants to assist students like you. You may want to also connect with local hospitals, community colleges, and universities in your area to aid your search. Think about everything available locally including corporations that offer funding for students, special interest groups and retail stores in your town.
The Deloras Hones Registered Nurse Scholarships from Kaiser Permanente have scholarships for several categories of nurses including the Underrepresented Groups in Nursing category. This particular grouping includes minority and male students. You need to attend a nursing program in California, complete at least one term of college before applying and have a gross income of not more than $50,000 per family member. They provide $1,000 to $2,500 with a mid-March deadline.
The American Assembly for Men in Nursing offer the Johnson and Johnson Scholarship. Annually they supply twenty – $1,000 scholarships to men who are nursing student when funds are available. You have to have proven accomplishment, a GPA of 2.75 and be enrolled in a entry level registered nursing program. Another scholarship they provide for men is the Jadeh Moore Student Nurse Essay Contest with an award of $500.
Other male nursing scholarships include :
a) IStudySmart.com Scholarship from Excelsior College out of Albany, NY through this their distance learning program
b) Anne J. Pierce Endowed Scholarship for male freshmen nursing students from the University of Pittsburgh
c) David K. Schober Memorial Scholarship offered by Minnesota State University School of Nursing for outstanding male undergraduate students
d) National Black Nurses Association Ambi-Kiwi Scholarship given by the National Black Nurses Association
e) Ted Silver Scholarship from the Parkland College Foundation in Champaign, Illinois
f) New Careers in Nursing Scholarship funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, offered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing at the University of Virginia School of Nursing
Follow through with these ideas and realize your dream of helping others. If you are unsure about pursuing a masters in social work vs nursing degree, you can also see the various scholarships that are available.