Nursing

Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses may be differentiated from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of practice. Nurses practice in many specialties with differing levels of prescription authority. Many nurses provide care within the ordering scope of physicians, and this traditional role has shaped the public image of nurses as care providers. However, nurse practitioners are permitted by most jurisdictions to practice independently in a variety of settings. In the postwar period, nurse education has undergone a process of diversification towards advanced and specialized credentials, and many of the traditional regulations and provider roles are changing.

Nurses develop a plan of care, working collaboratively with physicians, therapists, the patient, the patient's family and other team members, that focuses on treating illness to improve quality of life. In the United States and the United Kingdom, advanced practice nurses, such as clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners, diagnose health problems and prescribe medications and other therapies, depending on individual state regulations. Nurses may help coordinate the patient care performed by other members of a multidisciplinary health care team such as therapists, medical practitioners and dietitians. Nurses provide care both interdependently, for example, with physicians, and independently as nursing professionals.

* Description and images provided by Wikipedia under CC-BY-SA 3.0 license .

Matching Nursing Colleges

Scholarships for Nursing Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link

Waitt Matching Funds Scholarship

St. Luke's College

$20,000 Varies See Details

Waitt Matching Funds Scholarship

St. Luke's College

award

$20,000

deadline

Varies
See Details

Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

$14,000 Varies See Details

Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

award

$14,000

deadline

Varies
See Details

Bamberger Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

$12,000 Varies See Details

Bamberger Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

award

$12,000

deadline

Varies
See Details

After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

$10,000 Varies See Details

After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
See Details

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Udall Foundation

Up to $7,000 March 05, 2020 See Details

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Udall Foundation

award

Up to $7,000

deadline

March 05, 2020
See Details

Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Career Transitions for Dancers

$5,000 Varies See Details

Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Career Transitions for Dancers

award

$5,000

deadline

Varies
See Details

Nursing Grants

Caldwell University

Up to $20,000 Varies See Details

Nursing Grants

Caldwell University

award

Up to $20,000

deadline

Varies
See Details

Charles S. Ylonen Memorial Rotary Scholarship in Nursing

Rappahannock Community College

$5,000 Varies See Details

Charles S. Ylonen Memorial Rotary Scholarship in Nursing

Rappahannock Community College

award

$5,000

deadline

Varies
See Details

CertifiedBackground.Com Scholarship

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

$5,000 Varies See Details

CertifiedBackground.Com Scholarship

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

award

$5,000

deadline

Varies
See Details

Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital Scholarship

Worcester State University

$5,000 April 15, 2020 See Details

Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital Scholarship

Worcester State University

award

$5,000

deadline

April 15, 2020
See Details