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MNU announces nursing scholarship recipients

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds new careers in nursing

Five accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) students have been chosen as recipients of the prestigious New Careers In Nursing (NCIN) scholarship at MNU this fall. Made possible by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the scholarship is part of $100,000 of funding MNU received this year from the organization. Each student receives $10,000 to assist them in completing a BSN in the one-year accelerated program which is designed for the LPN, paramedic, or adult student with previous college experience.

RWJF’s New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN) was established to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through annual grants to schools of nursing, NCIN provides $10,000 scholarships to college graduates with degrees in other fields who wish to transition into nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s program. The NCIN program has supported 40 students in five years at MNU, in an effort to develop culturally competent nurses and future leaders of the profession.

The 2013 NCIN scholarship recipients include three men and two women: Continue reading

East’s Alton selected for Macy’s marching band

Natalie Altono

Natalie Altono

Natalie Alton, an Olathe East High School student, has been selected to participate in the 2013 Macy’s Great American Marching Band as the student representative from Kansas.

Alton, who plays the clarinet, was selected based on musical ability and past achievements. The selection process was open to students from more than 14,000 high schools across the United States. This year, the marching band will celebrate its 87th anniversary in the parade on Nov. 28.

The more than 200 students participating will also have the opportunity to attend a motivational seminar led by best-selling author Mark Hoog.

 

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