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MIAMI, October 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nicklaus Children’s is collaborating with Miami Dade College (MDC) to implement a scholarship program for students accepted into the MDC Associate of Nursing program. The Nurse Scholars Program, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is administered by Edcor, a third-party service, and offers scholarships of up to $10,000.

The Nurse Scholars program includes four semesters of didactic and clinical experiences as a student and student nurse trainee (SNIP). The SNIP is a day job opportunity for academic nurses to hire as health care aides to better understand the field of pediatric nursing. Pediatric experiences and internships will be completed at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and 10 participants will be accepted during each fall and spring semester.

“Nurses are essential to our mission to provide exceptional care to the children and families we serve,” said Shannon Odell, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Nicklaus Children. “We are honored to help future nursing colleagues further their education and prepare for careers in this incredible profession.”

Students accepted into the Nicklaus Children’s Nurse Scholars Program receive a tuition scholarship of up to $10,000, with payment directly to the school. Beneficiaries are responsible for any additional fees applied by the school.

Upon completion of the program, eligible graduates may be offered employment in the Horizon Nurse Residency Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to fulfill a two-year agreement with the organization. The graduate nurse is required to complete an RN program at BSN after completing the ASN program if hired as a Horizon RN. For more information on the Nicklaus Nurse Scholars program, visit https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/medical-professionals/for-students

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital will participate in the MDC on-site orientation on November 9 promote the ASN Nursing Scholar program to students accepted into their nursing program.

About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is from south florida only licensed specialist hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 800 attending physicians, including over 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 to 2014, is renowned for its excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with numerous specialty programs consistently ranked among the best in the nation by US News and World Report since 2008. In the 2022-2023 ranking, the hospital is tied with two other hospitals as the top children’s hospital in Florida. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the Southeast United States and since 2003 it has been designated a Magnet Institution of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org

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SOURCE Nicklaus Children’s Health System



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