Dorothy Snider Foundation to provide scholarships for ASU nursing students

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The Dorothy Snider Foundation has given $25,000 to Arkansas State University to provide scholarships for students pursuing a master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner option, in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

The private charitable foundation supports scholarship funds and educational endeavors in the areas of medicine, law, theology, business or any of the natural sciences or scientific fields, in Arkansas and Tennessee. This is the first scholarship of its kind for these students.

“The foundation has been very impactful in supporting students in high workforce need areas. We are so appreciative of the scholarship gift for our family nurse practitioner students,” said Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Participants in the program will earn a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree with an emphasis in family nurse practitioner.

Financial support continues to be important to student success, including at the graduate level. Partnering with the Dorothy Snider Foundation will allow ASU to provide financial assistance to qualified students.

Among the program’s strengths are two onsite clinical visits per semester, the most affordable tuition in the region, and the most required clinical contact hours for a MSN degree in the region.

More than half the program content includes direct interaction with faculty and students, including family nurse practitioner specialty and health assessment courses.