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Scholarship Award Program

The Wisconsin League for Nursing (WLN) Scholarship Programs are available to Wisconsin residents currently enrolled in Wisconsin schools of Nursing that are a NLN Agency Member or accredited by the NLN’s Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). 

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Wisconsin League of Nursing, Inc. (WLN), a leader in the promotion of nursing education to enhance the quality of health and health care in Wisconsin, is receiving a two-year $60,000 grant from the Helen Bader Foundation (HBF). The grant supports WLN’s efforts to promote advanced nursing studies, with an emphasis on gerontology in rural areas of Wisconsin.

Based on an extreme shortage of nurses and individuals who are able to care for older adults, particularly in rural Wisconsin, the WLN will offer tuition support to individuals who will focus on gerontology as they pursue an advanced practice nursing degree or post-master’s certificate of education degree. The program allows individuals currently employed (full-time or part-time) and located in rural communities an opportunity to update their required academic degrees. Applicants are screened for evidence of intended academic enrollment via a structured validated search and tuition support is disbursed directly to the school of nursing of the applicant.

Certification Nursing Scholarships to support post-graduate candidates whose intent is to seek certification in adult gerontology and advanced practice gerontology through the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) will also be awarded. These scholarships will be for Generalist Specialty Certification, Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification, and Nurse Practitioner Certification, all with an emphasis in Gerontology.

“The WLN is committed to making an impact on the future of nursing and health care delivery in Wisconsin,” said Maureen Greene, Ph.D., RN, CNS-BC, ACNP-BC, the recent past president for WLN and Advanced Practice Nurse and Researcher at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI. “Through the generous support from the Helen Bader Foundation, WLN can increase the number of health care professionals in the field to meet the increased needs of Wisconsin’s aging community.” Call for Scholarships and application, for these two areas of focus, can be found below.

2015 Helen Bader Foundation Academic Scholarship Grant


2015 Helen Bader Foundation Grant:  Certification in Gerontology


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