Carroll University and the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM) are collaborating on a matching scholarship for the university’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program offered at the United Community Center in Milwaukee.
The new two-year associate degree in nursing (ADN) program, beginning this fall, is designed to provide entry-level nursing career opportunities for bilingual (English/Spanish) students and to increase diversity in the nursing profession. Classes will be held at the UCC’s Walter Sava Learning Center in Milwaukee. The ADN program is part of Carroll’s nursing program that aims to attract students to healthcare professions.
Deadline to apply
for the scholarship is July 20; up to four students will receive $2,500 per year, with recipients chosen through HPGM’s competitive scholarship process. To receive the scholarship, students need to be admitted to the ADN program, but they can apply for the scholarship before admission. The ADN program is part of Carroll’s nursing pipeline program created to attract students to healthcare professions.
“As the population ages, nurses are needed now, and bilingual clinicians are particularly in demand in urban communities where the nursing shortage is critical. The ADN program helps students quickly transition to the workforce to start their healthcare career and help ease that shortage,” said Lori Cronin
, Carroll’s ADN program director.
“This matching program will help remove barriers to access and open doors for talented young people to become our future healthcare leaders,” said Kim Schultz
, interim executive director at HPGM.
“We are grateful to the HPGM for these scholarships, as they are vital for our students and for the community, which needs additional healthcare providers, particularly bilingual nurses,” said Teege Mettille
, Carroll’s vice president for enrollment.
Carroll University’s ADN program at the Walter Sava Learning Center has a nursing lab with high-tech patient simulators that help students learn procedures and skills before working with real patients. In the third semester, students will begin working in healthcare facilities supervised by faculty and professional nurses. In their final semester, students will get extensive experience in a health system to prepare them for the real world of nursing.