Student Nurse Scholar - COPE Health Scholars
"Through all of my experiences, I have never felt more confident that joining the health care team is right for me."
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Student Nurse Scholar

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Long Beach City College Competitive Scholarship Program for Associate Degree in Nursing

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) understands the challenge of balancing your school and career with the rest of your life.  The team at SMMC, in collaboration with COPE Health Scholars, is dedicated to helping future nurses obtain their degrees.

If you are selected as one of our Student Nurse Scholars and are eligible for acceptance into Long Beach City College’s Nursing Program, SMMC will provide a scholarship stipend to support your nursing education. The award can be used towards your course enrollment fees, uniforms, lab fees, books and most other fees. Nurse Scholars will also benefit from additional learning opportunities such as peer tutoring and mentoring by hospital nursing staff. In return, you commit to 24 months of work as a SMMC nurse after you graduate.

Upon graduation, obtaining an RN license or an RN Interim Permit and completing the hiring process, RNs/RN-IPs will be will be eligible for employment at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach.

Application Information

Eligible students will be identified by counselors at Long Beach City College and will be invited to apply.

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Health System Location

St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

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