The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition (SNAC) is offering up to $150,000 in scholarships to encourage more nurses and prospective nursing students to earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) and ensure safe, high-quality nursing care in the Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee and Desoto counties region. In the midst of a persistent healthcare staffing shortage, nurses play a pivotal role safeguarding patients across all hospital and healthcare settings – inpatient, outpatient and home health care. Encouraging more nurses to remain or return to school and earn bachelor’s degrees better prepares them for the challenges in today’s complex healthcare environment.
This year, the Manatee Community Foundation contributed $100,000 to encourage more nurses and nursing students to earn their BSNs in locally accredited nursing programs, with hopes that they offset the region’s nursing shortage by putting down roots and continue working in the community after they graduate.
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