Help Fund a Scholarship
SoutheastHEALTH has a number of scholarship opportunities for nursing students, graduate nurses and those who wish to pursue an allied health career.
SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary today offer an average of 65 to 70 scholarship opportunities each year. These scholarships are funded through a long and storied history of the generosity of donors. Thanks to those donors, SoutheastHEALTH has one of the largest and most comprehensive scholarship programs in the Midwest.
There are many ways to fund a scholarship. If you or your family would like to offer a scholarship to students entering the healthcare field, please contact SoutheastHEALTH Foundation.
Recent studies show staggering statistics to shortages in the nursing field. Given the fact that 55% of nurses surveyed in a recent study, announced intentions of retirement before 2020, we can easily expect the nursing shortage to intensify. In combination with the baby boomers aging and their healthcare needs growing, it is likely that the U.S. will have over 118,000 vacant positions in the nursing field in the very near future. Today 82% of healthcare providers surveyed perceived shortages where they worked. In addition to the lack of staffing, the nursing shortage thrusts a high demand and increased workload stress on already overburdened healthcare workers. The statistics are staggering but real.
Holding true to our mission to respond to the healthcare educational needs of the region by preparing qualified healthcare professionals, the College has added programs as shortages in healthcare fields have developed in the region. The College offers associate degree programs in nursing and radiography as well as certificate programs in medical technology/clinical laboratory science and surgical technology.
The College has graduated and placed 800+ healthcare providers in the immediate area since it reopened in 1990 and currently has 200+ students actively enrolled in its programs.
Quality education is not possible without adequate resources. In order to provide adequate supervision of healthcare students in the clinical learning environment, the College maintains the recommended instructor to student ratio of 1:10. Thus, sufficient numbers of qualified faculty must be hired and maintained. This ratio is difficult to maintain as many qualified instructors choose to practice in healthcare institutions rather than educational institutions due to the higher earning potential. Healthcare provider faculty is in short supply just as are clinical healthcare providers.
Because the College is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher learning, the College does not receive any state or federal funding to support its programs. This means that the College must look to SoutheastHEALTH to subsidize the cost of education that student tuition does not cover. We want any qualified individual who desires to become a provider of healthcare to be able to afford to attend our college. Thus, it is imperative that we keep tuition at an affordable rate and not ask our students to incur the additional costs of their education.
We Need Your Help
We recognize that the College cannot continue to rely on SoutheastHEALTH to meet our annual budget. The College must plan for the future and build its own resources to be able to subsidize the cost of healthcare provider student education.
The College can keep education affordable by building the College of Nursing & Health Sciences Endowment Fund. It is our goal to initially raise $1,000,000 to build this endowment. The primary purpose of the fund would be to eventually use earnings generated by the corpus to subsidize that portion of healthcare provider education that tuition does not cover.
To prepare nurses, x-ray technologists, operating room technologists, and the laboratory technologists that we need tomorrow, we need your help today. Please give generously to support the College of Nursing & Health Sciences Endowment Fund. Our pledge to you is that the funds generated through the Endowment Campaign will be used to keep provider education at our College affordable.