Washington, DC, February 6, 2018 —
National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education (NLNFNE) and Home Instead Senior Care are joining forces to foster and promote geriatric education through a $10,000 scholarship fund for nursing students. Six scholarships will be awarded to prepare a competent nursing workforce to deliver the best care to older adults.
This partnership responds to the need of enhancing geriatric education in nursing programs across the country. Because adults aged 65 and older in the United States and throughout the world account for an increasing proportion of the population, there is widespread acknowledgement that older adults have become the core business of health care, especially in long-term care. The best interests of older people, the health care system, and tax payers are served by assuring that nurses are well-prepared in the care of older adults.
"The need for expanding the knowledge and care of older adults is nothing short of extraordinary with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day in the US. A majority of nurses and nursing programs have little to no educational preparation or experience in the emerging body of science related to the care of older adults. Our nation cannot afford and our citizens don’t deserve this lapse in geriatric education for nurses. We have a real opportunity correct this going forward with such generous gifts, leaders and partners" says NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Board of Trustees chair, Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN.
"Enhancing the lives of aging adults and their families is our mission – we feel a great deal of responsibility to help build a strong workforce to care for seniors'" said Jeff Huber, President & CEO, Home Instead, Inc. "Working with the NLNFNE allows us to inspire the next generation of well-educated nursing professionals equipped with the skills and competencies to care for our growing senior population."
"While the US moves toward the redesigning of both nursing education and clinical practice, the NLNFNE has made a commitment to support those nurses meeting the specialized needs of older adults in a wide variety of emerging care settings and delivery models. This partnership with Home Instead is one example of how we are working to bridge education and practice to better serve the needs of older adults" added NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN.
The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education scholarship application opens on February 19. Visit the NLN Foundation website for more information.
About the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education
The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education, works to raise, steward, and distribute funds to support the mission of the National League for Nursing: promoting excellence in nursing education; building a strong and diverse nursing workforce; advancing the health of our nation and the global community. The NLNFNE collaborates with partners in various industries to empower nurse educators through scholarships and research initiatives that change the landscape of nursing education. As the preeminent funder of scholarships, grants, research, and faculty development programs, the NLN Foundation is committed to empowering nurse educators today and for generations to come.
About Home Instead Senior Care
Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, this network is the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,100 independently owned and operated franchises that provide more than 60 million hours of care throughout the United States and 11 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 70,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care network partners with clients and their family members to help meet varied individual needs. Senior care services span the care continuum – from providing personal care to specialized Alzheimer's care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources.
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