Nursing Scholarships and Resources

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Are you passionate about nursing, but concerned about the cost of your education? PLNU’s School of Nursing has compiled a list of nursing-specific scholarships for you to take advantage of. These scholarships, combined with our incredible licensure rates and excellent reputation in the San Diego nursing community, will make your career goals possible.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Information/search engines for students, employers, and educators.


The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps offers full tuition and mandatory fees or $10,000 per year room and board, book allowance of $1,200 per academic year, and a tax-free monthly stipend of $300-$500 depending on class year.

Board of Registered Nursing — California

Regulatory body for the state of California, including licensing of the following specialties: CRNA, CNM, CNS, CCRN, NP, and PHN.

National Student Nurses' Association

Scholarship and grant opportunities (see foundation) and a great networking tool linking you with fellow students, legislators, and employers.

Nurses Christian Fellowship

Encouragement to students, faculty, and nurses to explore and connect Christian faith and nursing and resources that help nursing practice from a Christian perspective.

Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow

Scholarship and financial aid links as well as other general career information.

Nursing Scholarship

U.S. scholarship and financial aid resources to students who are preparing for a career in nursing.

Nurse Zone's Students Nurse Center

Resources for student nurses, including scholarships/financial aid, NCLEX prep, and career services.

Nursing Center

Owned and operated by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins publishers, this site provides access to articles in 50+ nursing journals, CE activities, and job opportunities.

San Diego Black Nurses Association

Scholarships available for members or those who become members of the organization.

Science Direct

The world's largest electronic collection of science, technology, and medicine full text and citation information.

Sigma Theta Tau International

List of scholarships for nursing students maintained by STTI Honor Society for Nursing.

State-by-State Nursing Licensure Resource

Comprehensive resource for nursing licensure information, including state-specific information on becoming a nurse, nurse salaries, nursing credentials, nurse certification tests, and more

The Student Guide: Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education

Information regarding financial aid available from the U.S. Department of Education — in English and Spanish formats.

U.S. Government Programs for Students

List of current U.S. federal government scholarships benefiting students.

Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library

Access for this site was paid for in honor of Dr. Margaret Stevenson upon her retirement in 1999. This link allows students to access vital nursing literature for research papers and improvement of nursing practice.

HHS/HRSA Nursing Scholarships

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers scholarships in exchange for at least two years of service at a healthcare facility with a critical shortage of nurses.

U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Outlook Handbook for registered nurses.

Awards several scholarships to qualified students with a disability.

Promise of Nursing Undergraduate Education Scholarship

Scholarships are offered through the foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association.

The Indian Health Service

Administers a program to help repay undergraduate and graduate loans of health professionals in return for full-time clinical service in Indian health programs.

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Awards scholarships to Hispanic bilingual/bi-cultural nursing students annually.

The National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Awards scholarships for members pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in neonatal nursing or nursing administration.

The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation

Academic scholarships specifically for students pursuing bachelor's degrees.

Geriatric Nursing Scholarship

Academic Scholarship for undergraduates interested in pursuing gerontology