New York Governor Kathy Hochul is announcing the opening of the application period for scholarships for nursing students.

In an effort to ease the continued shortage of caregivers compounded by the pandemic, the state is offering tuition for one-thousand new or current healthcare workers to earn an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

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The Nurses For Our Future scholarship program will allow one thousand more students to enter a nursing program in either State University of New York or City University of New York schools and complete courses on a flexible schedule, either part-time or full-time.

Hochul’s office says there are currently more than 9,300 openings for Registered Nurses in New York State.

Up to 500 scholarships will go to out-of-state licensed nurses who re-locate to New York. 250 for New York State Registered Nurses to earn a Bachelor’s degree and 250 New York State residents looking to earn a new Associate’s Degree in Nursing.

Information can be found at www.governor.ny.gov.

Applications can be submitted at https://forms.ny.gov/s3/Nurse-Education-Tuition-Scholarship.

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