Javier Figueroa of Holly Pond receives nursing scholarship

Javier Figueroa (University of Alabama)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Eight students from The University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing received the DCH Health System’s BSN Scholarship, including Javier Figueroa of Holly Pond, AL.

“We are so appreciative of this opportunity for our students,” said Dr. Suzanne Prevost, CCN dean. “The need for nurses has never been greater, and many of our nursing students are experiencing increased financial challenges due to the pandemic. The DCH Health System BSN Scholarship is easing the financial burden of pursuing a BSN, while ensuring that qualified nurses remain in our community during this time of great need.”

The DCH BSN Scholarship Program is open to all BSN college students enrolled in their last four semesters at an approved nursing program. Recipients of this scholarship are expected to become employed as full-time RNs at DCH Health System, and to remain employed at DCH for 12 months for each semester of scholarship assistance.

“Some of these students have already been gaining experience at DCH. From those experiences and what we have read, they are an exceptional group,” said Faye Zwieg, chief nursing officer at DCH Health System. “We are excited to offer these scholarships and look forward to working with each of them.”