PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing, with programs in Pleasantville and New York City, has been selected for the third time as a grant recipient by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program.
The school received $50,000 for the 2013-14 academic year to support students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Five students entering Lienhard’s accelerated degree program in January 2014 will be awarded scholarships of $10,000 each.
Pace Assistant Professor Sharon Wexler says that the “NCIN scholars will be paired with two mentors, one faculty and one non-faculty, and they will have the opportunity to attend professional meetings and conferences with their mentors. Former NCIN scholars will be mentors to the new group of NCIN scholars.”
Lienhard introduced the second Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the country, starting in 1984. The program offers college graduates who are not nurses an opportunity to earn a professional nursing degree in as little as 12 months.
For more information about Lienhard School of Nursing’s Accelerated BSN program, visit http://www.pace.edu/lienhard/accelerated-BSN .