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7 Awesome Nursing Scholarships for RN to BSN Students

November 6, 2013

Nationwide health care institutions are making a notable shift in educational requirements for its largest employee group: nurses. More and more facilities are seeking nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) locking associate-prepared or licensed nurses out of new career opportunities and potentially knocking them out of a job.

Paying for this degree can be made easier with the help of nursing scholarships. King University accepts all forms of financial aid, including outside assistance like those listed below. Take a look at this comprehensive list of scholarships available to nurses seeking their BSN.

AfterCollege/AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund

The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator, students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program, and those enrolled in an accelerated program. Visit for more information.

ANNA Alcavis International, Inc., Career Mobility Scholarship

Each year ANNA offers scholarships that provide funding to support members in their pursuit of higher education. ANNA also offers grants for clinical research projects and patient or staff education programs. Amounts range from $1,000 to $3,000. For more information visit

Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship

The Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship, sponsored by B4 Brands, is awarded each year to a non-traditional, full time student pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing. Scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 payable directly to the institution in which they are enrolled. Undergraduate nursing programs are those offering an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing. Non-traditional students are those students who postponed the pursuit of a college degree after high school, or had their college careers interrupted, and instead entered the workforce, or military or fulfilled a family or non-profit obligation. For more information about this scholarship, visit here.

Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Scholarships

To further advance the profession of emergency nursing, the ENA Foundation proudly offers educational scholarships annually. Academic scholarships are available for education ranging from associate to doctoral degrees.

Charles Kunz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship: This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a registered nurse who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

Karen O’Neil Endowed Advanced Nursing Practice Scholarship: This $3,000 scholarships is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

Elizabeth B. Moore Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship: This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who demonstrates interest and merit in emergency nursing as well as financial need. This scholarship is eligible for renewal.

ENA Foundation Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship: This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a nurse who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

ENA Foundation Undergraduate State Challenge Scholarship: This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a nurse who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

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Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Scholarships

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association has multiple scholarships for nurses which include the following:

Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association General Scholarships: Open to all currently enrolled nursing students across the country, the General Scholarship Program awards these scholarship funds based on a set of criteria established by the sponsor of the scholarship. These scholarships typically reflect a specific area of specialization within the nursing profession such as oncology, critical care, or emergency nursing or a certain population of the nursing profession that is often under represented. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 per academic year.

The Promise of Nursing Scholarship Program: In 2002, Johnson & Johnson launched the campaign for Nursing’s Future aimed at addressing the critical nursing shortage that faces this country. Undergraduate scholarship applicants must attend a state approved school of nursing within one of the eligible Promise of Nursing states. äó†Awards range from $1,000 to $7,500 per academic year.

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Stephanie Carroll Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a nursing student enrolled in an accredited nursing program who has chosen Long Term or Geriatrics as their practice area after graduation. Nursing students in an undergraduate or graduate program are also eligible to apply.

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Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Bachelor in Nursing Degree Scholarship

This scholarship is available for individuals who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing and pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Bachelor’s scholarships awarded annually are $3,000 to $5,000 each.

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Finance Your Future

Moving forward in your career doesn’t have to come at great financial cost. At King University, the online RN to BSN successfully prepares working nurses to enter positions of management. Offered fully online, the program enables students to attend school in a flexible format to fit their lives.