FORT WAYNE – Questa Education Foundation has announced a third program partnership with Parkview Health to assist degree completion in the nursing field.
Through the Parkview Nursing Candidate Awards, students within their last year of a nursing degree program are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in fully forgivable loan dollars to assist in completing their education. Applications are open year-round, and students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing—including RN-to-BSN and accelerated programs—are eligible to apply.
Through the Nursing Candidate Awards program, Parkview Health aims to support over 60 additional nursing students each year and is allocating all awards to students enrolled in regional nursing programs. Funding is fully forgiven when graduates of the program work at Parkview Health for at least one year after graduation.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Questa to launch this new program. Parkview hosts hundreds of local nursing students for learning experiences each year. This initiative was created to support those students’ completion of their degree programs and encourage them to identify Parkview as their employer of choice upon graduation,” said Heather Schoegler, Director of Strategic Educational Partnerships, Parkview Health.
In addition to the Parkview Nursing Candidate Awards, Questa partners with Parkview to offer two additional scholar programs. The Parkview Co-workers Program assists current Parkview employees in furthering their education to meet critical talent needs at Parkview, including nursing, and the Parkview Nursing Scholars Program supports current junior and senior BSN students with funding to complete their degrees. Applications for both programs are open year-round.
“Parkview leaders understand how investing in local students results in a unique pipeline of talent for critical hiring needs,” said Liz Bushnell, Executive Director of Questa Education Foundation. “Regional employers face considerable challenges in recruiting talent. Questa offers innovative solutions that enable employers to develop and recruit the talent they need while supporting local students and accelerating educational attainment in our region.”
Local employers interested in partnering with Questa to develop solutions for their talent needs are encouraged to contact Liz Bushnell at 260-407-6494 or [email protected].
For more information and how to apply for Parkview Candidate Awards, visit Questa’s Parkview Scholar Programs Page at www.questafoundation.org/parkview. Contact a Questa staff member at 260-407-6494 or email at [email protected].