Kaplan University Announces Commitment to Offer $1 Million in Scholarships to KU Nursing Students in 2013-2014

Kaplan University Announces Commitment to Offer $1 Million in Scholarships to KU Nursing Students in 2013-2014

Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, today announced its commitment to offer $1 million in scholarships to qualifying nursing students in 2013-2014.

The announcement comes on the heels of news that the Higher Learning Commission, the accrediting body for the University, approved the first doctoral program for KU’s School of Nursing. Kaplan University began accepting enrollment applications for its new on-line DNP program on May 15 for a July 31, 2013 start in three doctoral specializations; nurse executive, adult-gerontology nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner.

The scholarships will be provided to RN-to-BSN students as well as MSN and DNP students. Specifically, the University will offer:

“Kaplan University’s longstanding commitment to the nursing profession has never been stronger. Programmatically, our offering is expanding, opening the doors of opportunity to more and more students and nurses across the education continuum,” said Dr. John Danaher, President of Kaplan University’s College of Health Studies. Kaplan University began offering its online BSN program nearly a decade ago in 2004. Kaplan Higher Education is one of the largest educators of nurses in the United States.

More information about Kaplan University and School of Nursing programs can be found at .

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission () and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 44,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 65,000 students online and through approximately 70 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc., is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company and its largest division. For more information, visit  today.

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