“In an attempt to attract more students into the nursing profession, Welch College has announced a new incentive scholarship of $2,000 per year to any nursing applicant who applies for admission by March 15, 2021, according to Dr. Charles Lea, Special Assistant to the President at Welch.

“There is growing critical shortage of bachelor’s degree-prepared nurses in the mid-state,” Lea said. “To meet the demand and to provide students an opportunity to fast-track to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and remain in Sumner County, Welch President Matt Pinson has approved an incentive scholarship for any new student.”

“Our goal is to attract some of the best prepared students to enroll at Welch, take advantage of the incentive scholarship, as well as the Tennessee Promise, federal Pell grants, and other Welch scholarships,” Pinson said. “After completing their associate’s degree at Welch and meeting standard academic requirements for admission, students are guaranteed admission to the bachelor’s degree track at Union University Hendersonville.” The Welch Nursing Education Collaborative is the only and fastest traditional path to a B.S.N. degree in Sumner County.

Welch Nursing Education Collaborative graduates are already providing valuable healthcare services throughout the mid-state. Dr. Ian Hawkins, head of the nursing program at Welch, said, “Creative partnerships are providing financially affordable opportunities for obtaining an outstanding nursing education and be in a position to obtain an advanced practice degree in the near future.”

To obtain more information, contact Dr. Hawkins at ihawkins@welch.edu or call Welch at 615.675.5303. Prospective students and parents are encouraged to visit the Welch Nursing website at welch.edu/nursing. The incentive scholarship will be limited to the first 50 applicants who apply and are admitted to Welch for the fall 2021 semester. Similar incentives may apply to transfer applicants as well and those who desire to enroll prior to the fall 2021 term.”


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