HCA Healthcare, Walden University announce scholarships for nurses


HCA Healthcare partners with Walden University and is proud to announce that 27 scholarships have been awarded to HCA Healthcare-affiliate nurses as part of a nationwide Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholarship program.

Headshot of Kesha Allen

Kesha Allen, a registered nurse at Kingwood Medical Center in the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division, was the recipient of a full scholarship from Walden. Twenty-six other nursing scholarships were awarded in the amount of $10,000 and $14,000 for MSN and DNP programs, respectively.

“I was thrilled to be the recipient of the full Walden University scholarship and receive the financial support to achieve my academic and career goals,” said Allen. “I’m proud to work for a company that believes in and actively pursues professional development opportunities for its nurses.”

The nursing scholarship recipients submitted a competitive essay for consideration, and, once selected, successfully enrolled into their respective programs on May 29. Twenty-three nurses will pursue a master’s in nursing, while four are working toward their doctorate.

“HCA Healthcare nurses deliver care that makes an impact every day. We’re proud to reward and invest in their educational advancement so they can continue to improve the lives of millions of patients across the country,” said Steve Tarkington, RN, MSN, vice president of clinical education operations.

“By partnering with Walden University, HCA Healthcare provides additional professional development for affiliate nurses and continues to recruit, train, and support the best and the brightest talent in bedside care,” he added.

Congratulations to all of the HCA Healthcare nursing scholarship recipients. (Degree pursued and hospital locations listed below.) Visit here to learn more about Walden’s healthcare programs. With relevant coursework and extensive support services, Walden supports HCA Healthcare nurses looking to advance their education and make a difference. HCA Healthcare has partnered with Walden University since 2013.

Visit here for more information on HCA Healthcare Nursing.

MSN-EducationDoctors Hospital of Augusta
DNPHCA Healthcare
MSN- Leadership & MgmtBlake Medical Center
DNPSt. Lucie Medical Center
MSN-EducationCapital Regional Medical Center
MSN-Leadership & MgmtWesley Medical Center
DNPAventura Hospital
MSN-Public HealthWest Florida Hospital
MSN- Leadership & MgmtRose Medical Center
DNPWest Houston Medical Center
MSN-Leadership & MgmtPalms of Pasadena
MSN-Leadership & Mgmt.Coliseum Hospital
MSN-InformaticsWesley Medical Center
MSN- Public HealthKesha Allen, Kingwood Medical Center
MSN-Leadership & MgmtSarah Cannon Research Institute
MSN-Adult GerontologyMedical Center of Trinity
MSN -Leadership & Mgmt.HCA Healthcare/Frankfort Regional Medical Center
MSN- Leadership & Mgmt.Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children @ PSL. HCA Healthcare
MSN-EducationParkridge Medical Center
MSN- EducationTristar Skyline Medical Center
MSN-Leadership & Mgmt.Highlands Regional Medical Center
MSN-Leadership & Mgmt..TriStar Skyline Medical Center
MSN- EducationLakeview Regional Medical Center a Campus of Tulane
MSN –FNPRedmond Regional Medical Center
MSN-Leadership & Mgmt.HCA Healthcare
MSN-EducationRedmond Regional Medical Center
MSN- Adult GerontologyHenrico Doctors Hospital Forest

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