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Good call, SisSanford Health provides help with nursing student's tuition
The Sanford Health Nursing Student Tuition Loan Program provides students loans of up to $2,750 per semester for full-time students, which can be canceled if they work within the Sanford Health system for two years. The program is one of the many ways Sanford Health gives back to the community. (See a more detailed list of the health system’s community involvement at the end of the story.) Tuition is $5,006 per semester for full-time students at the accredited, four-year program. The loan must be repaid if the nurse decides to work elsewhere. The program helps keep a steady supply of nurses for Sanford Health despite a nationwide nursing shortage.
“It provides Sanford Health with a committed work force, which is vital for the health system to continue to provide high-quality care to the region,” said Karen Latham, Sanford College of Nursing provost/dean.
Kary graduated from the college in May 2010 and began working full time as a nurse in June. She said it was a big transition the first day she stepped onto the floor as a registered nurse, but she knows her sister was right: She was meant to be a nurse. Her favorite part of the job: “Getting to spend time with the patients,” she said.
“That was the reason I wanted to go into nursing in the first place.”
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