Submitted by South Puget Sound Community College
Every year, nursing students preparing to graduate from South Puget Sound Community College take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to earn their nursing license. Usually, nursing students are tasked with covering the NCLEX testing fees, but this year they are getting extra support.
To honor nurses in the time of COVID-19, local allied health organizations have made donations to the SPSCC Foundation to cover the cost of all NCLEX testing fees for the entire graduating class of SPSCC’s 37 nursing students. Providence St. Peter Foundation, Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, Panorama, and Capital Medical Center have all made donations to help cover the over $10,000 cost for these tests to support Olympia’s future nurses in this time of unprecedented need.
Providence St. Peter Foundation also made a commitment to fund 30 allied health scholarships in the 2020-21 school year as well as extra support to the Student Success Fund, which offers year-round assistance for students in financial need.
“To help these students with their first step into the health care field during a pandemic is extremely poignant,” said Tanya Mote, executive director of the SPSCC Foundation. “We are so very grateful for the strong community support for SPSCC’s nursing students.”
SPSCC students in the allied health field are encouraged to apply for these scholarships and grant funds via the SPSCC Foundation website.