Student Nurse News & Resources for Student Nurses
Nursing Resources for Nursing Students at Nurse.com. In this section you will find resources for student nurses that include student news, career profiles for nurses, tips for student nurses, financial aid resources, and a list of online resources which include advice from career and legal experts, educational resources.
All through nursing school, Melissa Marrero, MSN, RN-BC, was sure she wanted to work in a hospital ICU until she accompanied a home health nurse in New York's Chinatown as part of a clinical rotation in community nursing. "I was converted during my senior semester," said Marrero, manager of college relations for Visiting Nurse Service of New York. "The mystery of what happens to your patients when you send them home - you get to see that." Home health is one of the fastest growing ... Read more »
What is the best way for nurses to make sure they are prepared to deal with a possible case of Ebola virus in their healthcare organizations? Stay informed and ask lots of questions, said nurses who work in infectious disease control. "The more questions we get and the more people look at the protocols and policies and ask for training, I think the more prepared we can be," said Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, an infection prevention manager at Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., and a former ... Read more »
When Marcy Hohorst, RN, realized she wasn't likely to get a med-surg nursing job as a new graduate from an associate degree program, she felt relieved. "That would be my worst nightmare," said Hohorst, who started nursing school at age 50, after years of working as a personal trainer. Although she greatly respects med-surg nurses, she feared a job on a busy hospital floor would exhaust her, and she wouldn't have enough time to spend with patients. "And I thought I was too old for it." Instead, ... Read more »
- Army ROTC Nurse Officer Program
Provides scholarship, leadership, and job opportunities to prospective college nursing students.
A great Web resource for all financial aid information.
- Johnson & Johnson's Discover Nursing
Excellent resource for nursing scholarships, providing detailed information on over 160 programs at last count.
- National Student Nurses' Association
Offers a scholarship program.
- NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (formerly Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program)
Registered nurses are eligible to apply, and participants must serve at a health facility in an underserved area to receive loan repayments.
- Peterson's Financial Aid Channel
A comprehensive Financial Aid clearinghouse.
- Sigma Theta Tau International
Maintains a list of nursing scholarships available through organizations and specific nursing schools.
- The Student Guide
The most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.