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GLENVILLE, WV - Glenville State College students will soon be eligible for scholarships from the Mon Health Scholars Program for those entering the recently announced nursing program at the College. During a joint press conference earlier today, Glenville State College and Mon Health System announced the induction of Glenville State into the scholarship program.
Glenville State plans on offering a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, through Marshall University, pending WV Board of Nursing approval. The program will be delivered at Glenville State College.
“Students pursuing nursing degrees in the north central West Virginia region have the greatest opportunities right here in their own backyards,” said David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Health System. “Through our Mon Health Scholars Program, we have the unique and exciting opportunity to keep our extraordinary home-grown talent living and working within our communities to ensure our region continues to thrive.”
The Mon Health Scholars Program offers West Virginia School of Nursing programs a scholarship to their nursing students and the promise of employment with Mon Health after completing their degree.
“Skilled and compassionate nurses are vital to our mission, especially nurses who have the academic and clinical education needed to successfully adapt in the rapidly changing healthcare environment,” said Krystal Atkinson, Chief Nursing Executive at Mon Health System. “We are certain our Mon Health Scholars will enable us to continue providing quality, compassionate care to our communities, and we are proud to support them through every step of their career development.”
Under the agreement, Mon Health Scholars will earn their nursing degree, fulfill most of their clinical rotations within Mon Health System, and be guaranteed employment within the health system following graduation. The scholarship also provides financial support that can include tuition, textbooks, and academic fees. Mon Health System selects the scholarship award recipients.
“We appreciate working with Mon Health and their President and CEO David Goldberg on this partnership. I believe this will benefit our students and will help one of the most important industries – healthcare. These types of opportunities for students are particularly important in our area,” said Dr. Mark A. Manchin, President of Glenville State College.
To apply for the Mon Health Scholar Program, applicants must have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 (if they have completed less than 12 credits of college coursework, a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 is required), must be a resident of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Maryland, and must be admitted into a nursing program in North Central West Virginia at a qualified institution.
Students should be fully admitted to Glenville State College before applying to the Mon Health Scholar Program.
For more information about Glenville State College, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 924-2010.
About Mon Health System: Mon Health System is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals in North Central West Virginia that works together to make healthcare more accessible and affordable to the communities it serves. It includes four hospitals – its flagship, Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown; Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood; Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston; affiliate, Grafton City Hospital in Grafton; Mon Health - DASCO Home Medical Equipment in Morgantown and Weston; and The Village at Heritage Point. Mon Health System is also part of many Joint Ventures such as Acuity Hospital of Morgantown, Monongalia EMS, Amedisys Hospice, Care Partners, Encompass and the Mon Health Center for Outpatient Surgery to preserve choice, improve access and ensure the highest quality of care. For more information, visit monhealth.com.