Miami, October 28, 2022 – In an ongoing effort to address the nursing shortage, Miami Dade College (MDC) Benjamin León School of Nursing has partnered with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital offer students the Nursing Scholarship Program. MDC students working towards an associate degree in nursing can apply for the program and receive up to $10,000 to cover tuition, books, and fees. They also gain practical experience as health care aides and may eventually get a job. The deadline to apply for spring is November 16.
Funded by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Nursing Scholar program includes four semesters of didactic and clinical experiences as a student and student nurse trainee (SNIP). The SNIP is a day job opportunity for academic nurses to hire as health care aides to gain insight into the field of pediatric nursing at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Ten participants will be accepted each spring and fall semester.
Students in their first semester can test the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program and phlebotomy as part of the scholarship, which allows them to work for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital while completing the nursing program. As they progress through the program, they will also have the opportunity to test for EKG Technician certification.
After completing the program, eligible graduates may be offered employment with Horizon Nursing Residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to fulfill a two-year agreement with the organization. The selected scholarship nurse must complete the RN-to-BSN program if hired as a Horizon nurse.
The MDC School of Nursing offers a comprehensive curriculum leading to an Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science degree, in addition to Licensed Practical Nurse and Certified Practical Nurse certifications. The MDC nursing program develops the personal and professional skills needed to provide exceptional patient care. Community health activities, clinical partnerships and the state-of-the-art Learning, Innovation and Simulation Center ensure that MDC graduates are prepared for real-world professional nursing practice in a variety of nursing environments. Health care. Upon completion of the associate degree program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
To apply for the Nursing Scholarship Program and for more information, visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/for-medical-professionals/for-students/nurse-scholars-program.
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 800 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 to 2014, is renowned for its excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with numerous specialty programs consistently ranked among the best in the nation by US News and World Report since 2008. In the 2022-2023 ranking, the hospital tied with two other hospitals as Florida’s top children’s hospital. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the Southeastern United States, and since 2003 has been designated a Magnet Institution of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest institutional honor in the nursing profession. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.
About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution in the country. There are 167 nations and 63 languages represented in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways, including associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, career certificates, and apprenticeships. Bachelor’s degree offerings include biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, assistant studies medical, cinema and others. MDC is the recipient of numerous national awards, including the Aspen Award. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences. It is home to the Miami Culinary Institute, Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, Miami Fashion Institute, Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, Cloud Computing Center, Center for Learning, innovation and simulation, the School for Advanced Studies and the New World School of the Arts, to name just a few of its most innovative programs. MDC has been named one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the program’s inception. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion a year to the local economy, and MDC graduates hold leadership positions in every major industry. The MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home to the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, Miami Freedom Tower National Historic Landmark, Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, Live Arts Miami at MDC, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Museum of Art and Design, a sculpture park, and a major art gallery and theater system on campus. MDC has admitted over 2.5 million students and has since its opening in 1960. Approximately 120,000 students are currently enrolled. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu.