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New Scholarship Opportunities for SUU Nursing Program

2016-04-NursingScholarship.jpgThe Southern Utah Univeristy Department of Nursing will soon offer more student scholarships thanks to a partnership with Intermountain Healthcare.

Intermountain recently made a $100,000 donation to the SUU Department of Nursing. As a result of this contribution, SUU will create a new scholarship program focused on cultural diversity in nursing and diversity in the healthcare workforce.

“Intermountain has been very generous,” said Donna Lister, Associate Professor of Nursing and Department Chair at SUU. “This donation is all about our students. If you don’t have to worry about how to pay for tuition it’s a huge load off your shoulders. We are so grateful for the additional opportunities this partnership offers our nurses.”

SUU’s Department of Nursing has recently increased enrollment numbers by 50 percent to accommodate the numerous applications received each year. The 2016 graduating class signifies the tenth year of nursing graduates from the university. The department strives to maintain high standards of classroom education, clinical experience and faculty/student interactions.

“As a not-for-profit healthcare system, Intermountain Healthcare’s priority is to improve health in the communities we serve,” said Mikelle Moore, Vice President of Community Benefit for Intermountain Healthcare. “We are grateful to SUU for the efforts put forth in educating incoming nurses to the healthcare field. This new opportunity will help increase diversity among nurses and will be a huge benefit to nursing students at SUU.”

The success of SUU’s nursing program is seen through the graduates. The December 2015 graduating class marked the seventh group of nurses to achieve a 100 percent NCLEX-RN first-time pass rate.

Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City. Recognized for its excellent clinical care and low costs, Intermountain strives to help people live the healthiest lives possible. For more information, visitwww.intermountainhealthcare.org.