Why UofL Health?

UofL Health is a fully integrated regional academic health system with eight hospitalsfour medical centersBrown Cancer CenterEye Institutenearly 200 physician practice locations, and more than 1,000 providers in Louisville and the surrounding counties, including southern Indiana. UofL Health is focused on one mission: to transform the health of communities we serve through compassionate, innovative, patient-centered care. With more than 12,000 team members – physicians, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, and other highly skilled health care professionals, UofL Health is focused on one mission: to transform the health of communities we serve through compassionate, innovative, patient-centered care.

UofL Health is dedicated to investing in the future of our current and upcoming employees and is willing to provide educational support to assist in the obtainment of an RN degree. The UofL Health Scholar program awards up to $24,000 tuition benefit for a two-year work commitment.

Tuition benefits are provided for students attending an accredited nursing program including an allowance for books and fees, with a one-time laptop expense (up to $1,000). Work commitment begins after graduation.

Preferential placement for Nurse Extern Program. This three-level nurse externship will provide the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings, side by side with professional nursing staff to provide hands- on patient care and helps externs develop clinical reasoning skills necessary for quality patient care delivery.

UofL Health scholars will be provided with NCLEX preparation through UWorld to successfully pass on the first attempt.
Preferential facility and unit placement upon graduation.

The maximum award is $24,000 for a two-year work agreement.

  • Nursing tuition to an accredited nursing program
  • Books
  • One time laptop purchase (up to $1,000)
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited school of nursing
  • Have a baseline 3.0 GPA
  • Submit two letters of recommendation (one personal, one professional)
  • Resume or CV
  • 1000-word essay
  • The essay is in APA format and answers the following:

    • What does it mean to you to be a nurse?
      What are your visions and goals for a successful nursing career?
    • Discuss any personal accomplishments or achievements
    • Discuss any past medical experiences, volunteer opportunities or internships you have completed
    • How would this scholar program help you achieve your educational goals?
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Meet all deadline and scholar program requirements
  • Direct RN role within sixty days of graduation for twenty-four months
  • Must complete all onboarding requirements
  • Signed work agreement
  • W9 form annually

The W-9 form is used to report non-employment income to the IRS.

Scholars will agree to work one month of full-time employment in a direct care RN role for each one thousand dollars ($1,000) of financial assistance provided.

No, scholar participation does not guarantee employment

Yes! You do not have to be an employee to participate or apply for the scholar’s program, the work commitment begins upon graduation.

Yes! The Nurse Extern Program is a three-level externship that will provide the opportunity to work side by side with professional nursing staff providing hands-on care and helps externs develop clinical reasoning skills necessary for quality patient care delivery.

For more information, and to apply please visit https://uoflhealth.org/careers/nursing-careers-louisville/who-are-we/nurse-extern-program/

Transition to Practice residency program

The Nurse Residency Program encompasses all a new nurse does in their first year of practice. Specific education for new graduates is stretched over the first year, and provides several key components to foster a smooth transition from nursing student to competent practicing nurse.

Certification reimbursement

UofL Health is committed to professional growth and supports employees to obtain and maintain a certification or industry certificate. All team members eligible to become certified in their discipline or area of specialty now qualify for reimbursement up to a combined total of $1,250 annually. Reimbursement expenses will be considered if the activities support initial certification or are essential for maintaining a certification renewal

Nursing Professional Development Program

The UofL Health Nursing Professional Development Program (NPDP) will provide recognition and reward for nurses in clinical practice who demonstrate clinical excellence. The program will provide an avenue to help nurses advance in achieving their professional goals, emphasizing clinical practice, quality, patient safety, shared decision making, evidence-based practice and nursing research.

The scholars program application deadlines are rolling semester admission

Spring deadline is October 31st

Summer deadline is March 31st

Fall deadline is October 31st

Please gather resume, letters of recommendation and essay and visit:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UofLNursingScholarProgram 

Still have questions?

Please reach out to Nursing Workforce Development Program Manager at Shelby.Hall@uoflhealth.org

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