Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
Ochsner Nurse Scholars is a program for Louisiana, Mississippi, and students at the University of West Alabama pursuing a nursing degree. We are thrilled to offer tuition support in exchange for service at Ochsner Health to eligible students throughout their nursing education at an accredited nursing school at the above regions. Students accepted into Ochsner Scholars will receive tuition assistance, as well as additional support from Ochsner Health including mentoring, career coaching and more to ensure your success throughout the program.
Students who successfully complete the program will begin their career at Ochsner Health. Join a team of health care professionals who have put patients first for over 80 years.
Upon graduation, Ochsner Scholars will make a minimum commitment of full-time employment at Ochsner Health commensurate to their funding amount. Exact awards and employment commitment will be determined by the nurse selection committee and human resources.
*The value of this award is considered taxable income and requires a W-2.
Ochsner Health’s Heart of Healthcare Program awards up to three years of partial tuition coverage to eligible new students enrolled in the three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Chamberlain University College of Nursing at Ochsner Health campus in New Orleans.
Students will complete their clinical rotations at Ochsner Health and commit to a two-and-a-half-year employment pledge upon graduating and passing the NCLEX-RN®.* A maximum of 20 students will be accepted into the first cohort, or group, which starts in January. The deadline to apply has now closed and we will update our website once we applications reopen.
The Ochsner Scholars - Next Gen Nurse scholarship program was established to grow the next generation of BSN, ADN and LPN nurses to support Ochsner’s Healthy State Initiative – moving Louisiana from 50th place in the nation to 40th by 2030. Every day, nurses help to save and change lives. Ochsner Health is investing in the next generation of nurses who will be committed to putting patients first, working with compassion and upholding the highest standards of the nursing profession.
Recipients of this financial aid award will be granted funds in exchange for employment with Ochsner Health upon graduation.
Unlike programs offered at other hospital systems, the Next Gen Nurse financial assistance program allows recipients full flexibility to pursue their education at the school of their choice, as long as it is an accredited institution within Louisiana or Mississippi. Students already enrolled in an accredited Louisiana or Mississippi nursing program can complete their education there without any transition to be eligible for financial assistance. University of West Alabama students are eligible as well.
Upon graduation, graduates will move into a full-time role at Ochsner Health. Beyond financial assistance, recipients will receive a holistic education – the Ochsner way. Our Next Gen Nurses will receive professional development, career coaching and other services to support students throughout their time in nursing school.
Finalists may be interviewed by members of the Ochsner Scholars nurse student selection committee.
BSN, ADN, MSN or LPN programs are qualified for applicants to receive financial assistance.
Any nursing school that is approved by the Louisiana and Mississippi State Board of Nursing. University of West Alabama students are included in the program.
Awards for Ochsner Scholars – Next Gen Nurse students will be granted according to the program type the student is pursuing:
Award recipients will be asked to commit to years of service following graduation with Ochsner Health – the largest employer in Louisiana and one of the nation’s highest-ranked hospitals.
Awards for Ochsner Scholars – Master of Science in Nursing students will be granted:
Award recipients will be asked to commit years of service with Ochsner Health as an adjunct faculty member following graduation.
Applications are now closed for Cohort 3 of Ochsner Nurse Scholars. Visit ochsner.org/ochsnerscholars to learn more and submit an interest form. Once received, a member of the Ochsner Nurse Scholars program will send eligible students an application when applications reopen.
The Ochsner Nurse Scholars and Heart of Healthcare application for the Spring 2023 cohort is now closed.
Applications dates for future semesters will be announced at a later date.