For the fifth consecutive year, Home Instead and the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education are joining forces to foster and promote education through scholarships for nursing students committed to a career providing high-quality care for older adults. The $10,000 fund will contribute toward growing the field of healthcare professionals dedicated to the geriatric population.
This year one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded in addition to five $1,000 scholarships.
Home Instead is dedicated to expanding the world’s capacity to care for aging adults and supporting and educating nurses is vital to that mission.
The COVID-19 pandemic underscored how important the nation’s nurses are as they provided quality care to one of the most vulnerable populations. While the pandemic brought on a unique set of challenges, nurses continued to advocate for aging adults and navigate increased safety precautions for patients in different care settings.
Intensifying this growing need, the number of adults 65 and older is expected to double by the year 2050. As a result of this shift, aging adults will account for a core portion of the healthcare system, requiring medical teams – especially nurses – to be well trained in how to treat and care for this population.
If you know someone working to become a registered nurse or looking to advance their degree in geriatric nursing, encourage them to apply. As in past years, there will be a preference for current or previous Home Instead employees.
The scholarship application period is open until Monday May 26. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited graduate nursing program (Masters, Doctorate) focused on geriatrics or gerontology. Applicants will be notified by the end of July and awardees will be recognized at the NLN Summit in the Fall. To learn more and apply, click here.