Just in time for the holidays, New York State announced this week that applications for its 1000 Nurses for Our Future program are now being accepted. Free SUNY/CUNY nursing school tuition is being awarded to a thousand individuals statewide. The goal is to help address our nursing shortages, at a time when over nine thousand jobs for registered nurses are currently unfilled.
The scholarships are open to individuals new to the field and to those already working in healthcare who may want to advance their credentials.
New York State schools offer more than 70 fully accredited healthcare nursing degree undergraduate and graduate programs that include 17 different credentials.
The scholarships will allow students to attend school either full or part-time.
"There are currently more than 9,300 openings for Registered Nurses in New York State"