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Jones College looking for scholarship candidates

Jones College is seeking scholarship candidates for a new graduate nursing track at the...
Jones College is seeking scholarship candidates for a new graduate nursing track at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.(Chalres Herrington/WDAM-TV)
Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 1:20 PM CDT
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ELLISVILLE, Miss. (WDAM) _ Jones College and most of the other community colleges across the state are seeking qualified candidates to take advantage of new scholarships for graduate nursing education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

The Bower Foundation Is providing $3.8 million for a program called, “Building a Strong Future for Nursing in Mississippi.”

The goal is to increase the number of nursing educators at Mississippi community colleges.

Participants will take part in the RN-to-MSN program at UMMC.

The grant will fund full tuition and a stipend to registered nurses with associate degrees.

Nurses participating in the program will be nominated by the community colleges from which they graduated.

Sixty-four scholarships over the next two years will be awarded. Thirty-two will be in the nursing education field, while 32 more will be for those going into nursing administration.

Jones College will nominate two students in each of the next two years for the program.

You can learn more by calling the Associate Degree in Nursing office at Jones College at 601-477-4099.

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