Health Carousel Foundation Funds New National League for Nursing Nurse Educator Scholarship
NLN Health Carousel Foundation Nurse Educator Scholarship Award Highlights the Importance of Nurse Educators and Internationally-Trained Nurses in U.S. Healthcare
February 28, 2023 (Washington, DC) - The National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education and Health Carousel Foundation are joining forces to overcome the nursing shortage in the United States through an annual scholarship to develop nursing school faculty.
The Health Carousel Foundation Scholarship is an $8,000 award given to one nurse annually pursuing an advanced degree to establish their career as a full-time nurse educator. The recipient must also have received their initial nursing education outside the United States.
This partnership responds to two hot topics in U.S. nursing. First, a shortage of nursing educators contributes to the overall workforce shortage. According to data from a 2022 American Association of Colleges of Nursing survey, there are over 2,100 full-time nursing school faculty vacancies. That report revealed that U.S. nursing schools turned away almost 92,000 qualified applicants, and a leading reason for this was an insufficient number of faculty.
Secondly, many organizations, including AACN, recognize the need for higher diversity among faculty. The Health Carousel Foundation Scholarship addresses both critical issues by increasing the supply of nurse educators and developing instructors with diverse experiences and backgrounds, as the recipient must have received their initial nursing education internationally and will provide the student nurses they train with unique perspectives on patient care owing to their distinct heritage and culture.
"We proudly welcome the Health Carousel Foundation’s support for the NLN Foundation’s mission of providing financial support to deserving students who have demonstrated a deep commitment to pursuing excellence in nursing. They represent the future of nursing education, fulfilling the National League for Nursing’s mission to prepare a culturally sensitive, diverse nursing workforce to deliver outstanding and equitable care to advance the health of the nation and global community,” said NLN Foundation Chair Patrick Robinson, PhD, R.N., ACRN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, president, Research College of Nursing.
NLN President and CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, R.N., FAAN, said, “The success of frontline nurses is fueled by expanding the ranks of nurse faculty. The National League for Nursing remains dedicated to funding scholarship opportunities for deserving candidates who pursue careers in nursing education and specialized patient care. Thank you for the generosity of the Health Carousel Foundation, which helps make possible the NLN Foundation's scholarship program."
"Health Carousel, since its inception, has supported solutions to the educator shortage and understands that addressing this issue is key to solving nursing workforce shortages and improving patient care overall," stated the Director of Workforce Sustainability and Ethical Recruitment and Executive Director of the Health Carousel Foundation, Andrew Lingo. "We have administered programs that have helped hundreds of internationally-trained nurses realize careers as nurse educators in the USA and abroad. Many nurses that completed these programs now serve as faculty at the largest and most prestigious nursing schools worldwide. We are proud to carry this tradition forward today with our partnership with the NLN Foundation."
Full details on the NLN Health Carousel Foundation Scholarship Award and the online application are available on the National League for Nursing Foundation nursing scholarship information webpage. The 2022 application cycle runs from February 27 until May 22, 2023.
Presentation of the NLN Health Carousel Foundation Scholarship will take place during the NLN Education Summit, September 28-30, at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel near Washington, DC.
About the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education
The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education works to raise, steward, and distribute funds to support the mission of the National League for Nursing: promoting excellence in nursing education; building a strong and diverse nursing workforce; advancing the health of our nation and the global community. NLNFNE collaborates with partners in various industries to empower nurse educators through scholarships and research initiatives that change the landscape of nursing education. As the preeminent funder of scholarships, grants, research, and faculty development programs, the NLN Foundation is committed to empowering nurse educators today and for generations to come.
About Health Carousel, LLC and the Health Carousel Foundation
Health Carousel is a total talent management company with a leading portfolio of workforce and staffing solutions, including travel nursing, locum tenens, allied health staffing, and international healthcare providers. Health Carousel is listed as the 17th largest and among the fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). It has also been awarded numerous industry awards, including the Best of Staffing Diamond Award by ClearyRated.
Health Carousel is steadfastly dedicated to the highest industry standards, evidenced by: certifications they have earned from The Joint Commission and the Alliance for Ethical Recruitment Practices; codes of professional practice they follow, such as that from the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment; memberships they keep in the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance and the Slave-Free Alliance; and through initiatives supported by the Health Carousel Foundation. For more information on corporate activities, visit www.healthcarousel.com.