Rochester, Derry, and Portsmouth, NH –HCA Healthcare Capital Division, which includes Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Parkland Medical Center, and Portsmouth Regional Hospital, is offering $800,000 in scholarships for students to pursue nursing careers in central and southwest Virginia, and New Hampshire. The funds will support the path to becoming a licensed practical/vocational nurse or a registered nurse within HCA Healthcare.

“The nationwide nursing shortage continues to challenge the healthcare industry,” said Erin Keister, HCA Healthcare Capital Division chief nursing executive. “With more than 98,000 nurses throughout our organization, we are one of the largest employers of nurses in the United States and we know that education is key to excellence. We are proud to do our part and tackle this shortage starting in Virginia and New Hampshire, where we operate 17 facilities.”

The scholarships are eligible for nursing students who are currently enrolled in a Board of Nursing-accredited program. The LPN/LVN scholarships are $7,000 per student and the RN scholarships are $14,000. There is a one-year full-time employment commitment in an HCA Healthcare facility upon completion. Candidates are also eligible for sign-on bonuses at the time of hire.

HCA Healthcare has been working to fill gaps in the nursing workforce through a combination of programs including recruiting incentives, retention programs, and the opening of the Galen College of Nursing Richmond campus earlier this year.

For more information and to apply for a scholarship.