Nurses House is 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the sole mission of helping registered professional nurses who are suffering to due illness, injury or other dire circumstances. Nurses House grants help cover such basic needs as housing and medical expenses.
In the past 3 years Nurses House has provided over $3.6 million in aid to RNs in need throughout the US. In 2020, when the COVID pandemic hit, Nurses House partnered with the American Nurses Foundation and created a separate COVID fund for nurses affected by the virus. To date, Nurses House has provided over $3 million in direct aid to nurses affected by COVID.
Scholarship recipient, Shavonne Reynolds
Washington State Nurses Foundation
While the nursing workforce is aging, the cost to attend nursing programs continues to rise. Between 2008 and 2018, tuition and fees at community and technical colleges increased approximately 45%, while tuition and fees at four-year colleges and universities rose approximately 65%. This presents a significant barrier to prospective students seeking a career in nursing, and many students need financial assistance to attend these programs.
WSNF scholarships are given to well-qualified nursing students across Washington state who will soon be joining the profession or are pursuing graduate degrees in nursing.
In addition to general scholarships, WSNF awards two designated scholarships annually. WSNF may also award American Nurses Foundation scholarships, using funds made available by the American Nurses Association.