LCMC Health is celebrating National Nurses Week around its Called-to-Care Scholars Program in collaboration with Chamberlain University.
Last year, LCMC Health and Chamberlain University joined forces to help address the nursing shortage and nurse burnout due to the pandemic. As a result, LCMC Health established the Called-to-Care Scholars Program, an initiative addressing the demand for more nurses and the need for expanding access to high-quality education by creating a pipeline of nurses committed to serving the community.
“Collaboration is key in healthcare and LCMC Health is proud of our alliance with Chamberlain University,” said Greg Feirn, CEO, LCMC Health. “Nurses are the heart and soul of our hospitals, and we are excited to do our part by investing in the future of healthcare.”
LCMC Health’s Called-to-Care Scholars Program offers up to three years of full tuition coverage to eligible new students for Chamberlain’s three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the new course location. Additionally, these scholars will commit to an up to three-year employment pledge to LCMC Health upon graduating and passing the NCLEX-RN® and provide care for underserved communities in the New Orleans metropolitan area. In its first year, 120 students have been accepted into the Scholars program. Applications are now open on for the next cohort that starts in September 2022.
To learn more about the LCMC Health Called-to-Care Scholars Program or to apply, visit www.lcmchealth.org/chamberlain/.