South Texas College nursing students Blanca Estella Hernandez and Veronica Bustamante have been awarded $500 scholarships from the Texas Nurses Association District 26 for their academic merit and dedication to the field of nursing. Hernandez and Bustamante earned their associate’s in nursing from STC this summer, and will use the scholarships to continue their educations.
“I’m really honored and happy to receive the scholarship because it will provide me the financial assistance I need to take the next step in my academic journey,” Hernandez said. “It will also help me in attaining my goal of becoming a nurse, which will allow me to help my patients heal and prosper in their daily lives.”
The Texas Nursing Association is oldest professional nursing organization in the state of Texas and is committed to advancing the practice of nursing. Hernandez and Bustamante have been student members since they started STC’s ADN Program.
“I highly recommend that people who are looking to get into the health care field join TNA,” Bustamante added. “The organization has a lot of resources that can help students. I’ve been a member for the last two years, and I encourage others interested in nursing to find out more about the professional development services that they have to offer.”
STC’s Associate’s Degree in Nursing Program can be completed in five semesters. Program graduates are eligible to take the National Council License Examination for Registered Nurses. For more information about the program visit http://nah.southtexascollege.edu/adn/ or call 956-872-3070.
To learn more about the Texas Nurses Association visit http://www.texasnurses.org/.