Assemblyman Joseph Angelino (R,C,I-Norwich) is urging aspiring nurses to apply for the Nurses for Our Future Scholarship. The application period is now open. The scholarship will pay for the tuition of 1,000 new or current health care workers working toward earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing at a two- or four-year New York state public college or university.
“Nurses are foundational to exceptional health care in our state and New York is facing a shortage of nurses in all areas of care,” said Angelino. “Our region has many talented current and future health care workers, including my wife, who is a nurse practitioner. I highly encourage those who are passionate about pursuing this profession to apply to the ‘Nurses for Our Future Scholarship’ to help in offsetting the costs of their education.”
Skilled nurses are needed in many areas of care, including hospital settings and nursing homes. In particular, veterans’ homes are facing a shortage, which is making caring for veterans all the more challenging.
Angelino noted that within his district, SUNY Morrisville’s Norwich Campus has an A.A.S in nursing program which is very convenient for this rural area. The school proudly prepares its nursing graduates with a rigorous program to equip them for a successful and meaningful career in health care.
Those interested in applying to the Nurses for Our Future Scholarship should visit: www.governor.ny.gov/programs/nurses-our-future-scholarship.The scholarship is available to both full-time and part-time students. The deadline is February 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.