FAQs - COPE Health Scholars

Nurse Scholar FAQs

I am having trouble submitting my application through the web portal, what do I do?

Please contact fdar@copehealthsolutions.com and an admissions counselor from our team will reach out to you shortly.


I was not accepted. Can I reapply?

Yes, you may re-apply. In your new application, highlight new insights or learning you have had since your last application. Please don’t re-submit the exact same application.


What can I do to increase my chances of admission?

Take the application and interview process seriously. Spend time on your essays to demonstrate why you want to be in the program. Prepare for your interview and dress professionally. The Career Center at your college or university is a good resource for preparing for applications and interviews.


When do I need to show proof of immunizations and CPR certification?

Proof of immunization and CPR certifications are due during your clearance appointment which is scheduled before the first day of training. You do not need to complete these items before submitting your application.

How is this program different from other workforce development programs? 

  • The Nurse Scholar program is a specialized for individuals ready to pursue or already pursuing their nursing journey. The scope and shift work Nurse Scholars complete is aligned with the actual shift lengths, clinical skills, and professional expectations a Registered Nurse is expected to perform.  This is the only Workforce Development programs tailored to the nursing career.


How does this program differ from the college/university nursing program I plan to, am or have attend(ed)?

The Nurse Scholar program is intended to provide supplemental clinical skills practice and professional development tools for those pursuing a nursing career; it does not replace any college/university nursing education. The 100+ hours of clinical skills practice and professional development the Nurse Scholars will receive in this program improves their comfort with providing patient care, confidence in their clinical skills and advances their professional acumen. Upon successful completion of the program, Nurse Scholars may be considered as top candidates for Registered Nurse positions at their participating health system.


How often will I rotate into a new clinical department? Do I choose the department?

Nurse Scholars rotate into new departments each month after they have completed a minimum of 16 hours in the current department. Scholars will fill out a department preference survey each rotation and are placed in new departments as space becomes available. All Entry-Level Scholars are required to complete at least one shadow shift per month with an Advanced-Level Scholar.

Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?

We can sometimes assist in limited cases of extreme financial need. Please inquire at fdar@copehealthsolutions.com.


Do you accept scholarships from outside organizations?

Yes, we do accept scholarships from outside organizations. If you have a scholarship from an outside organization, contact us at fdar@copehealthsolutions.com for instructions on how to remit payment for the scholarship.


Still haven’t found the answer to your question?

If so, please contact admissions@copehealthscholars.org or call 213-444-9977.
A member of our team will contact you within 48 hours.

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