BSN Student Named NURSE Corps Scholar
Jenny Horstmeyer, an incoming first-year Early Admission Student in the University of Iowa College of Nursing, has been selected as a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) NURSE Corps Scholar.
“It is truly an honor. I get butterflies thinking about how blessed I am with this opportunity and that I get to serve my community from a profession I admire,” said Horstmeyer. “It means that I am accepting four years of working for those who need it most—and that's very exciting!”
With a full scholarship for all four years of her nursing education, Horstmeyer becomes the first, first-year student to earn this award.
Participants in the NURSE Corps Scholarship program have the opportunity to increase access to care by providing nursing services to health care facilities where there is a critical shortage of nurses. The program provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a two-year service commitment at eligible health care facilities. Scholarships are awarded competitively (less than 10 percent of the applications received are awarded) and help students with tuition, books, clinical supplies, and other school fees.
“I envision this opportunity enhancing my professional and scholastic development by relieving stress and allowing me to focus on something I love—learning,” added Horstmeyer. “Being awarded this scholarship gives way to endless opportunities for me to learn at the University of Iowa. I am given the opportunity to focus and strive to become an excellent nurse only to turn around and then serve those most vulnerable. I could not ask for a better way to strengthen and broaden my horizons than to volunteer and serve as a nurse.”
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The purpose of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is to provide scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum two-year, full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. More information can be found at www.hrsa.gov.