Did you know that there are lots of online resources and tools available for you to use, free of charge? WSON Chair Dr. Kathleen Williamson shared a number of helpful sites at the November SNA meeting. Click here to access the list of links she provided.
Each year WSON awards a number of scholarships to students enrolled in BSN prelicensure (including ACCEL-RN), RN-BSN, and MSN programs. You must be a student in good standing, admitted to one of our programs, and enrolled in courses (NURS 3211 or above). The Student Affairs Committee meets in the spring to award funds for the following academic year. based primarily on scholarship and need. Some funds have specific residency requirements as well. Complete the online scholarship application to get started. The application period is January 1 - March 31.
NEW OPPORTUNITY (Feb. 2016): The local VFW unit has provided application forms for a competitive scholarship on the state level. It is for nursing students in their last year of nursing school and will be awarded for the 2016/2017 academic year. Application forms are available in the WSON office (Bridwell Hall 308) or by email. Students who will be LEVEL 4 or LEVEL 5 in Sept. 2016 are eligible. In addition to the application, letters from the department chair, a current clinical instructor, 2 other references, a current transcript showing GPA, and a 300 word typed, double-space essay on "Why a Nursing Career" are required. Deadline for application is May 1, 2016. For more information, or to receive an application form by email, contact Janet Rainey, 940-397-2802.
WICHITA COUNTY MEDICAL ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIP (March 2016): The Wichita County Medical Alliance will be awarding scholarships ($1500 per student) based on scholastic ability, character, financial needs, and school and community achievements. Applicants MUST be a resident of Wichita, Archer, Baylor, or Clay counties for at least one year. Anyone who is, or is related to, a member of the Wichita County Medical Alliance is not eligible to apply. Application deadline is April 29, 2016. For complete details please download the application form.
Help us keep our contact information up to date by notifying the Wilson School of Nursing office when you move, change emails or phone numbers, or have a name change by filling out the online student information form. Your information will only be used within the department and will never be released to outside parties.
Our Retention Specialist is focused on helping YOU succeed. As the “stuff” of life and school happens - don’t let it get in the way of reaching your goals.
Whether the nature of your problems or issues is personal, familial, relational, financial, or academic … one of ongoing stress and anxiety … or of an emerging crisis or emergency … resulting in difficulty focusing on your studies, then you have the choice of coming to see the Retention Specialist.
Brent Walker, LCSW, ACSW is available 12 hours a week for appointments or walk-ins. With 40 years of experience in mental health and family issues, he can assist you explore present circumstances and sort through your possible future options, exploring outside options and resources that can be brought to the issues while you stay focused on your studies or refer you to other resources that are available. It may be a onetime thing or a several time thing … your choice … and all confidential.