Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Psychiatric nurses deal with the mental health aspects of the human body. It requires intense interpersonal communication and a deep level of understanding for the patients being treated, as well as the effect the illness has on their families as a whole. These nurses deal on a daily basis with problem-solving, psychiatric evaluations, examining patient behavior and monitoring physiological changes associated with medications administered to treat the patient.

To secure a career in psychiatric nursing, a student will need to either complete an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) as well as successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam.

In addition, the nurse will need to enroll in supervised clinical experience for a set period of time. Once that has been completed, the NCLEX is next, and upon passing, certification is issued in the student’s state. Psychiatric nurses are in high demand, and will continue to be through 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Scholarships for Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Majors

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Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Up to $60,000 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

award

Up to $60,000

deadline

November 01, 2021
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
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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
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CBCF Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

$8,000 Varies See Details
 

CBCF Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

award

$8,000

deadline

Varies
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Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

award

$6,000

deadline

Varies
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Robert and Lucy White Hudgins Memorial Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

$5,002 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

Robert and Lucy White Hudgins Memorial Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

award

$5,002

deadline

November 01, 2021
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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
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2021 Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Tylenol / McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division

Up to $10,000 July 01, 2021 See Details
 

2021 Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Tylenol / McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

July 01, 2021
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Irene Bunch Belden Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

$3,100 Varies See Details
 

Irene Bunch Belden Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

award

$3,100

deadline

Varies
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Castle Foundation Nursing Endowed Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

$2,700 Varies See Details
 

Castle Foundation Nursing Endowed Scholarship

Westminster College, Utah

award

$2,700

deadline

Varies
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