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We are creating a better tomorrow for West Virginia nursing professionals. Through informed public policy, increased opportunities to learn, financial support for education and more, the Center for Nursing advances the solutions needed for a strong nursing workforce. Learn More

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The Center for Nursing Scholarship Program
connects current and prospective nurses with
the financial resources to further their
education.

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Long Term Care Services Nursing Demand Projections 2015 – 2030

This is one in a series of HRSA reports on the health care workforce, in this case intended to provide information on the future demand for RNs and LPNs in LTSS. These occupations are faced with the challenges of a rapidly aging U.S. population, with longer life expectancy and rising burden of disease. Looking to the future, many factors will continue to affect demand and supply of the LTSS workforce, including demographically driven demand for health services.10 For example, any potential future changes to the Medicaid program could play a role in determining service use, site of care, and workforce availability. Policies to improve population health are likely to increase (rather than reduce) demand for nursing occupations in LTSS due to increased longevity, despite slight short-term declines in demand related to improvements in average health. Long term services Nursing projections HRSA

2018 – 2019 Nursing Scholarship Application

West Virginia Center for Nursing awards $422,000 in scholarships

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Center for Nursing announced today that 224 students will receive funds totaling $422,000 as part of the Nursing Scholarship Program. The program, which is administered by the West Virginia Center for Nursing in conjunction with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC), helps licensed practical, registered, master’s and doctoral nursing students pursue their degrees.

“The Center for Nursing plays a crucial role in helping address our state’s need for healthcare providers,” Dr. Paul Hill, Chancellor of the HEPC, said. “This scholarship is an example of our efforts to directly align our higher education initiatives to support workforce development. I am so pleased that we are able to assist these students in fulfilling their dreams for pursuing a meaningful and in-demand career in West Virginia.”

The number of students receiving funds has increased exponentially from last August, when 76 students were presented with the award. Drema Pierson, MSN, MBA, RN, Administrator for the Center for Nursing, attributed the increase to ongoing promotion of the scholarship and the introduction of an online application that simplified and streamlined the application process.

In order to qualify for a scholarship, nursing students must be West Virginia residents and agree to fulfill a service obligation to work in West Virginia for each year they receive an award. To apply for a scholarship, students should visit www.wvcenterfornursing.org The online application will reopen on April 15, 2018, and the deadline to apply for an award for the 2018-19 academic year will be June 1.

The West Virginia Legislature created the West Virginia Center for Nursing in 2004. In addition to supporting the Nursing Scholarship Program, the Center focuses on nursing workforce planning and development to help alleviate an ongoing shortage of nurses. The program is funded by a $10 fee paid during the yearly license renewal process completed by every licensed practical and registered nurse in the state.

West Virginia Center for Nursing Awards $422,000 in Scholarships for 2017-2018

West Virginia Center for Nursing Awards $422,000 in Nursing Scholarships for 2017-2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Center for Nursing announced today that 224 students will receive funds totaling $422,000 as part of the Nursing Scholarship Program. The program, which is administered by the West Virginia Center for Nursing in conjunction with the West…

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WEST VIRGINIA CENTER FOR NURSING

1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: 1-304-558-0838
Fax: 1-304-558-0056
Drema.Pierson@wvhepc.edu