The Take Nursing Higher Campaign is a movement to raise $1 million for scholarships for students in the MUSC College of Nursing. The campaign is a direct response to a growing shortage of nurses, which will have an impact that will be felt at the bedside of every patient in South Carolina – unless we act now.
By 2030, one in five Americans will be age 65 or over. Of those, 80 percent will have at least one chronic health problem. Demand for nursing care will be at an all-time high.
Unfortunately, the American health care system is unprepared to meet this demand. Due to the aging of the nursing workforce and a bottleneck in the nursing education system, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a shortage of more than 1 million nurses by 2022. In South Carolina, the shortage will reach at least 6,400 nurses by 2028.
The Take Nursing Higher Campaign will raise $1 million to for nursing scholarships. We will use these funds to:
Make a gift online today. Regardless of which scholarship you select, all gifts will count toward the campaign total. And all will have a profoundly meaningful impact on the lives of our students and the people they one day will serve.
A need and merit based scholarship that celebrates the 135th anniversary of the College of Nursing.
A scholarship created to honor the legacy of Gail Stuart, who is retiring in June after 33 years of service and leadership in the MUSC College of Nursing. This merit-based scholarship will help us open the doors to our college and our profession to the most deserving students.
By making a gift to the Veterans in Nursing Scholarship, you can help veterans succeed as non-traditional students after they have served their country. With the diverse skills, backgrounds and experiences they bring to the workforce, our veteran nurses help can make our communities healthier and stronger.
Make the dream of a career in nursing possible through a gift to the Diversity in Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to recruit, admit, and retain minority nursing students who are interested in becoming leaders in the nursing profession.
You may be interested in one of the college’s other existing scholarship funds. All are all in need of additional financial support, so we encourage you to support the one most important to you.
- Joseph Stocking, talks about how being a scholarship recipient has helped him after a career in the military.
- Erica Tollerson, mother and scholarship recipient, speaks about her path to becoming a certified registered nurse anesthetist.