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Dominican Celebrates National Nurses Week by Announcing New Nursing Scholarship

In honor of National Nurses Week, Dominican University today announced an initiative offering eligible students who enroll in its new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program up to $20,000 through the Borra Nursing Scholarship.

Dominican is currently accepting applications for its inaugural class of students who will enroll in the new nursing program this fall semester. Last month, Dominican earned full approval by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to launch the program.

“Nursing continues to be one of the fastest growing careers,” said Debra Gurney, executive director of the nursing program. “Nurses are expected to play an increasingly integral role in the delivery of healthcare. The Borra scholarship provides financial assistance to nursing students and prepares them to enter this growing and high-demand field.”

The scholarship is made possible by the Borra Family Foundation. Pier C. Borra is a former member of Dominican University's board of trustees and has had a long and distinguished career in quality healthcare delivery. Renee A. Borra is an alumna of Dominican University.

The introduction of baccalaureate nursing education at Dominican also celebrates the fifth anniversary of Parmer Hall, the university's new science building, and expands Dominican's strong science curriculum to include a new focus on the health sciences.

"It was student demand that first encouraged Dominican to consider offering nursing," said Dominican University President Donna M. Carroll. "It is the blend of expertise in the discipline, a strong liberal arts and sciences core curriculum, and well-crafted practical experiences that will distinguish the degree."

For more information about the Borra Nursing Scholarship, visit Dominican University’s nursing website at go www.dom.edu/nursing.   

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