New Nursing Scholarship Created to Stimulate Profession

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Community Health Group

    SAN DIEGO, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Aspiring
 nurses in San Diego have a new financial resource to help fulfill their dream
 career thanks to the Nursing Student Initiative Scholarship Program instituted
 by Community Health Group of Chula Vista, Calif.
     The first scholarships from the program will be awarded before the end of
 the current school year to students who attend classes at San Diego State
 University (SDSU), Southwestern College, or one of the 10 high schools in the
 Sweetwater Union High School district.
     Community Health Group formed a partnership with the colleges and high
 school district to help identify potential scholarship recipients and to help
 revive the declining profession.
     "Each of these institutions has demonstrated a strong commitment to
 enhancing the nursing profession through its special programs and individual
 scholarships," said Martha Jazo-Bajet, Community and Preventive Health
 Services Manager at Community Health Group.  "Community Health Group looks
 forward to the impact it can make on the profession by combining forces with
 establishments equally devoted to nursing."
     A recent survey conducted by the Health Resources and Services
 Administration (HRSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
 found that more action is needed to keep the nation supplied with registered
 nurses.  According to HRSA the population of the nation's registered nurses
 continues to age while the rate of people entering the nursing profession has
 slowed over the past four years.
     "By making more funds available for education and by encouraging high
 school and college students to pursue nursing, Community Health Group hopes to
 revitalize the vocation and make an impact on the future of the health
 industry," said Gabriel Arce, Community Health Group's Chief Executive
 Officer.
     Arce said that he also encourages others involved in the healthcare
 industry to join Community Health Group in this endeavor.
 
     Founded in 1982, Community Health Group is San Diego's oldest locally
 based, nonprofit health plan.  The company serves more than 75,000 members.
 
     For more information or to request a scholarship application, please call
 Martha Jazo-Bajet, Manager of Community and Preventive Health Services,
 Community Health Group, at (619) 498-6430.
 
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    SAN DIEGO, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Aspiring
 nurses in San Diego have a new financial resource to help fulfill their dream
 career thanks to the Nursing Student Initiative Scholarship Program instituted
 by Community Health Group of Chula Vista, Calif.
     The first scholarships from the program will be awarded before the end of
 the current school year to students who attend classes at San Diego State
 University (SDSU), Southwestern College, or one of the 10 high schools in the
 Sweetwater Union High School district.
     Community Health Group formed a partnership with the colleges and high
 school district to help identify potential scholarship recipients and to help
 revive the declining profession.
     "Each of these institutions has demonstrated a strong commitment to
 enhancing the nursing profession through its special programs and individual
 scholarships," said Martha Jazo-Bajet, Community and Preventive Health
 Services Manager at Community Health Group.  "Community Health Group looks
 forward to the impact it can make on the profession by combining forces with
 establishments equally devoted to nursing."
     A recent survey conducted by the Health Resources and Services
 Administration (HRSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
 found that more action is needed to keep the nation supplied with registered
 nurses.  According to HRSA the population of the nation's registered nurses
 continues to age while the rate of people entering the nursing profession has
 slowed over the past four years.
     "By making more funds available for education and by encouraging high
 school and college students to pursue nursing, Community Health Group hopes to
 revitalize the vocation and make an impact on the future of the health
 industry," said Gabriel Arce, Community Health Group's Chief Executive
 Officer.
     Arce said that he also encourages others involved in the healthcare
 industry to join Community Health Group in this endeavor.
 
     Founded in 1982, Community Health Group is San Diego's oldest locally
 based, nonprofit health plan.  The company serves more than 75,000 members.
 
     For more information or to request a scholarship application, please call
 Martha Jazo-Bajet, Manager of Community and Preventive Health Services,
 Community Health Group, at (619) 498-6430.
 
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