Nursing Practice

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.

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Matching Nursing Practice Colleges

Wilmington University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $10,890 average out-state tuition; $10,890 average in-state tuition
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $60,200 average out-state tuition; $60,200 average in-state tuition
Ashland University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $19,740 average out-state tuition; $19,740 average in-state tuition
Virginia Commonwealth University
Four or more years; Public; $29,824 average out-state tuition; $10,972 average in-state tuition
Brenau University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,110 average out-state tuition; $28,110 average in-state tuition
ASA College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $11,880 average out-state tuition; $11,880 average in-state tuition
Florida Southern College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $34,074 average out-state tuition; $34,074 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Nursing Practice Majors

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HMC Nursing Scholarship

Hopedale Medical Foundation

$15,000 July 13, 2020 See Details

HMC Nursing Scholarship

Hopedale Medical Foundation

award

$15,000

deadline

July 13, 2020
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Nursing Education Scholarship

Illinois Department of Public Health: Center for Rural Health

$4,875 April 30, 2020 See Details

Nursing Education Scholarship

Illinois Department of Public Health: Center for Rural Health

award

$4,875

deadline

April 30, 2020
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Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

Army Nurse Corps Association

$3,000 March 31, 2020 See Details

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

Army Nurse Corps Association

award

$3,000

deadline

March 31, 2020
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3+1 Healthcare Scholarship

College of DuPage

$2,500 March 31, 2020 See Details

3+1 Healthcare Scholarship

College of DuPage

award

$2,500

deadline

March 31, 2020
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Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarship

UNICO National

$2,500 May 15, 2020 See Details

Bernard and Carolyn Torraco Memorial Nursing Scholarship

UNICO National

award

$2,500

deadline

May 15, 2020
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Ruth and Horace Daum Memorial Scholarship

Hood River County Education Foundation

$2,000 April 17, 2020 See Details

Ruth and Horace Daum Memorial Scholarship

Hood River County Education Foundation

award

$2,000

deadline

April 17, 2020
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Eileen Hickey Nursing Scholarship

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

$1,500 April 01, 2020 See Details

Eileen Hickey Nursing Scholarship

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

award

$1,500

deadline

April 01, 2020
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EMPOWER Scholarship

Courage Kenny Foundation

$1,500 April 15, 2020 See Details

EMPOWER Scholarship

Courage Kenny Foundation

award

$1,500

deadline

April 15, 2020
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Dr. Frank Veden Endowed Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Crookston

$1,200 April 01, 2020 See Details

Dr. Frank Veden Endowed Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Crookston

award

$1,200

deadline

April 01, 2020
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Dr. Charles Lee, O.D. Memorial Scholarship - Palmdale West Kiwanis Club (Osher)

Antelope Valley College

Up to $1,000 Varies See Details

Dr. Charles Lee, O.D. Memorial Scholarship - Palmdale West Kiwanis Club (Osher)

Antelope Valley College

award

Up to $1,000

deadline

Varies
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