You love the medical field and helping people, but as an LPN, wouldn’t it be nice to get paid more for the work you love? RN’s almost always get a far better salary and benefit package because they are worth more to their employer. Being an RN means that you are more certified and better qualified to take on more responsibilities. More responsibility means that you’ll be able to afford that house instead of your studio apartment. The only problem is, in order to become an RN; you have to go back to school. Who’s got the money for that? You know you’re going to need LPN to RN nursing scholarships, but where should you look?
In this article, we’ll show you a few tips and tricks to get you back into school on someone else’s dime.
Registered Nurse: Not Impossible
The thought of school may be daunting. Not only is it hard work; it is very costly. You’re going to want to track down as many LPN to RN nursing scholarships as possible.
Here are a few you may want to look at:
- Alpha Tau Delta
- Health Occupations Students of America
- Infusion Nursing Society
- United Daughters of the Confederacy
- Ulman Cancer Fund for Adults
- National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
- American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarships
This list, by no means, is exhaustive. You can find LPN to RN nursing scholarships all over the Web; this will just give you a place to start. Most of these scholarships will require a good bit of paperwork, and that takes time to process. You will want to make sure to fill out that paperwork and send it in at latest by March before the year you will need that scholarship. The LPN to RN nursing scholarships will most likely require an essay and several references. The best thing you can do is have these lined up well in advance. Most of these scholarships will give you anything from paying for your books to a full ride. Your success depends on how well prepared you are, the ability to flaunt the credentials you already have, and how soon you can send in your paperwork. Some of these LPN to RN nursing scholarships are on a first-come-first-serve basis. So be sure you get your paperwork spot on, as soon as possible.