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Memorial Hospital of Carbon County offers new nursing scholaship

Published: May. 2, 2022 at 7:11 PM CDT
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RAWLINS, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Memorial Hospital of Carbon County is currently accepting applications for their new nursing scholarship program. The S.E.T (Scholarships, Education, and Trainings) Program will allow those who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing to receive some funding for college. The program will also allow these students the opportunity for employment straight out of college.

The program will offer a two year scholarship totaling $5,000 dollars. It will help students attain an associates degree but the funding won’t come free. Students must keep up with the scholarships requirements. After getting their Associates degree they will go on to work with the Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. This is meant to be a mutually beneficial agreement for both parties as students are guaranteed a job and the hospital is guaranteed workers.

“They come back and they have their guaranteed employment right after school, so they know that they have a guaranteed job and they also have the opportunity to stay in Wyoming,” said Stephanie Hinkle, the hospitals Marketing and Communications Director.

The degree is available for students who have been accepted for admission to a college or school of nursing in the state of Wyoming. Only four students will be accepted to this program for their first year but the hospital is hopeful that it will be able to offer more scholarships in the future.

The hospital is also expecting that the program will allow these students to narrow down a field of study that they’re interested in. Program graduates on the job training will see them work in a multitude of settings such as family practice clinics and critical access hospitals. This is so that if a student want’s to continue their education and get a Bachelors degree they know what areas are best to focus on.

Stephanie also said, “We’re excited to be able to do this for students, We think that this is just a great way to give back to Wyoming students plus help build our future employees so it really is a win / win situation.”

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