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Nursing Scholarships and Awards


The Student Affairs Committee supports, sponsors, and initiates the MOSINA, MLN and other awards for formal recognition of outstanding student achievement. Each award and scholarship has specific criteria and deadlines.

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Tradition of Excellence
One junior student is selected annually by the nursing faculty following admission to the nursing program. The selected student demonstrates through the application written essay a commitment and potential for excellence in nursing.

The Research Foundation provides scholarships for students interested in pursuing a degree in nursing at one of the following nursing programs: Avila University (Kansas City, MO), Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing (Kansas City, MO) or William Jewell College (Liberty, MO).

Nancy Whalen Nursing Scholarship is awarded annually to help Children's Mercy employees in nursing programs leading to an LPN or RN degree.

Missouri League for Nursing Scholarship
The MLN recognized the need to help qualified students achieve their nursing career goals.  The amount of scholarships vary, depending on the criteria outlined in the "Rules and Regulations."

The MLN Scholarship is available to LPN students; RN students above the freshman level in associate degee/diploma programs; RN students above the sophomore level in baccalaureate nursing programs; or MSN candidates who have completed at least 15 hours of the courses required for the advanced degree and hold an active license in Missouri.



MOSINA (Most Outstanding Senior in Nursing Award)
This award supports the faculty belief that the humanities are an essential part of the nursing program and as such recognizes the senior nursing student who has best achieved the curriculum objective as determined through academic excellence, service, and clinical performance.

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award                                                                                                 This award recognizes the senior pre-licensure nursing student who has best demonstrated overall excellence in the clinical environment.