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 and Mississippi students 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 in Louisiana or Mississippi. 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 75 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-9.
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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 scholarship 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 scholarship.
Upon graduation, graduates will move into a full-time role at Ochsner Health – the team that has been putting patients first for more than 75 years.
Beyond scholarship, 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, or LPN programs are qualified for applicants to receive scholarship.
Any nursing school that is approved by the Louisiana or Mississippi State Board of Nursing.
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 hospital.
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 to apply closer to the application date.
Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted no later than November 10, 2022 in order to receive scholarship for Spring 2022. Applications dates for future semesters will be announced at a later date.
Recipients will be announced by December 2022.