Join faculty and alumni of the Viterbo University School of Nursing for a special luncheon and nursing simulation to learn more about Viterbo's new NURSES (Nursing for Underserved Rural Students seeking Educational Success) program. Through the NURSES program, students are eligible for scholarships, summer immersion experiences, academic support, peer mentoring, student employment, rural clinical site placements, and other high impact experiences. The NURSES program is funded by a $1.64 million Human Resources and Services Administration Nursing Workforce Diversity grant aimed at addressing the shortage of diverse nurses working in rural areas. Viterbo hopes to address this shortage by training more nurses to tackle the unique health issues facing rural populations, with the goal of improving health outcomes in these underserved communities. Find additional information on the N.U.R.S.E.S project HERE .
This special event features:
- a complimentary lunch in the School of Nursing building with Viterbo Nursing alumni and current Nursing faculty.
- a presentation on the NURSES Project (including eligibility requirements and benefits)
- a simulation experience in Viterbo's state-of-the-art nursing simulation center.
Register to attend the NURSES luncheon and visit event.
*Please note that to be eligible for the NURSES program, an entering first year student will: be enrolled in a high school within a 100 mile radius of La Crosse, in a county that meets the HRSA defnition of rural, be admitted to Viterbo as a nursing major, and demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA information. Preference will be given to students that are a member of an underrepresented minority group, have the greatest financial need, and articulte a career interest in rural health nursing.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D19HP30864, Nursing Workforce Diversity for $1.64 million. This information or content and conclusions should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.