University Tutor Scholarship Contest

Opportunity to win $1000 monthly.

By Kevin RR Williams

EDUCATION Are you seeking a nursing degree but having trouble with your studies, tuition, or certification fees? holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest by posting a 300-word essay prompt located on its website. Any student over the age of 16 is eligible. So in addition to finding the help needed to score well on exams, students have an opportunity to score $1000 to help with school fees.

When studying nursing, one of the things learned is that the Violence Against Nurses Law went into effect on November 2, 2010. It is now a felony to assault a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse while on duty. According to a study by the Emergency Nurses Association, every week in the United States between 8 percent and 13 percent of emergency department nurses are victims of physical violence (i.e. biting, shoving, kicking). The law reduces the number of incidences by encouraging hospitals to put appropriate safeguards in place. By my definition, this makes those who choose the nursing profession heroes, not victims.

The U.S. government's recommended ratio of registered nurses to student population is 1:750. Sadly, this target is reached in only 13 states. In three states the ratio is less than 1:4000 and in 10 states the ratio is 1:2000 to 1:3000.—Charting Nursing's Future. (PDF) Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, August 2010.

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