The CVS Health Foundation has gifted the Clemson University School of Nursing a $5,000 scholarship to assist students as they complete their studies to become family nurse practitioners.
The grant is part of the CVS Health Foundation Advance Practice Nurse and Physician Assistant Scholarship program that launched this year.
“We are honored to be among the schools of nursing in higher education to receive this grant,” Kathleen Valentine, director and associate dean of Clemson’s School of Nursing and chief nursing academic officer of Greenville Health System, said. “This scholarship will make a real difference for truly deserving students in our program that will become excellent family nurse practitioners."
The program is aimed at reducing the nationwide shortage of family nurse practitioners and physician assistants by supporting the academic aspirations of the most promising health care professionals of tomorrow, officials said.
“We know how important having a strong pipeline of family nurse practitioners and physician assistants is to making high-quality, convenient and affordable health care services more accessible,” Eileen Howard Boone, president of the CVS Health Foundation, said. “We’re proud to support schools like the Clemson University School of Nursing who are providing quality education to students pursuing a career as a family nurse practitioner."