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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Wilmington University

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MGH Institute of Health Professions

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Ashland University

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Virginia Commonwealth University

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ASA College

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Florida Southern College

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Scholarships for Nursing Practice Majors

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Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship

New York University, College of Nursing

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship

New York University, College of Nursing

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$10,000

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Medical School Scholarship

Panacea Financial

$5,000 June 30, 2022 See Details
 

Medical School Scholarship

Panacea Financial

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$5,000

deadline

June 30, 2022
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National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

National Hispanic Health Foundation

Up to $5,000 September 23, 2022 See Details
 

National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

National Hispanic Health Foundation

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Up to $5,000

deadline

September 23, 2022
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AISES 3M Scholarship

American Indian Science and Engineering Society, NM

Up to $2,500 May 31, 2022 See Details
 

AISES 3M Scholarship

American Indian Science and Engineering Society, NM

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Up to $2,500

deadline

May 31, 2022
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Thomas Baker and Marc Better Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

Up to $2,000 Varies See Details
 

Thomas Baker and Marc Better Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

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Up to $2,000

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Intermountain Healthcare Healthcare Scholarship

The Helper Project

$2,000 June 01, 2022 See Details
 

Intermountain Healthcare Healthcare Scholarship

The Helper Project

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$2,000

deadline

June 01, 2022
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Nursing Scholarship

Kona Community Hospital

$2,000 June 15, 2022 See Details
 

Nursing Scholarship

Kona Community Hospital

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$2,000

deadline

June 15, 2022
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Mike Anderson Scholarship

Iowa Nurses Foundation

$2,000 July 01, 2022 See Details
 

Mike Anderson Scholarship

Iowa Nurses Foundation

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$2,000

deadline

July 01, 2022
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Iowa Nurses Foundation Scholarship

Iowa Nurses Foundation

Up to $2,000 July 01, 2022 See Details
 

Iowa Nurses Foundation Scholarship

Iowa Nurses Foundation

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Up to $2,000

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July 01, 2022
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Delta Dental Oral Health and Wellness Scholarship

Association of the United States Army

$2,000 July 31, 2022 See Details
 

Delta Dental Oral Health and Wellness Scholarship

Association of the United States Army

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$2,000

deadline

July 31, 2022
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