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Rue Education Celebrates 26th Anniversary with 26 Grants for RN Candidates

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

To commemorate 26 years of furthering adult RN education, Rue Education is announcing 26 grants of $1,200 each to be awarded to future RNs throughout June.

Rue Education wants to celebrate their 26th anniversary by giving back. They will be awarding 26 grants in commemoration of 26 years dedicated to RN education. These grants are awarded to assist qualified awardees to go towards their RN education and ASN degree through Rue Education’s RN Bridge Program. Grants will be awarded to eligible recipients whom have contacted Rue Education for more information. Individuals may request to be eligible for a scholarship over the phone or online.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary from 2012 of Registered Nurses was $65,470. RN jobs are expected to grow by 19% from 2012-2022, which is faster than the national average for all other occupations. The number of jobs added within this period is over 525,000. For those looking to pursue a career in nursing, the entry-level education for RNs is an Associate’s degree. The advantage of a 2-year degree requirement means prospective nurses can utilize fast-track RN programs such as Rue Education to quickly and conveniently complete their RN education. This grant is designed as a stepping stone to help prospective RNs take the next step in their education. This includes LPNs to RNs, LVNs to RNs, Paramedics to RNs, and RTs to RNs.

Grant details:

  • Qualified recipients are eligible – LPN/LVNs, Respiratory Therapists, and Paramedics are currently the only qualified recipients of the Rue Education 26th Anniversary Grant. Further qualifications apply and can be found on Rue Education’s “grants and financing” page.
  • Awarded throughout June – Recipients whom have requested information can discuss their eligibility for the Rue Education 26th Anniversary Grant with their education consultant.
  • Unclaimed Grants – In the unlikely event that a grant goes unawarded, the grant amount may be divided into smaller amounts and awarded to individuals that were not wholly qualified for the full $1,200 amount, but may qualify for another amount. This way, recipients of all eligibility levels may still receive the benefits of an education grant.
More information is available online at Rue Education’s grant and financning page or by calling 1-800-479-2941.