During World War II, our membership volunteered and sponsored many American Homeland Support initiatives such as salvage, bond, blood drives, and render comfort to many wounded service members during their hospital care. As our member visits increased, we began to recognize the need for additional nursing staff. After having consultation with various hospital administrators, we learned of the nation’s nursing shortage and the many concerns students are enduring. One of the student efforts is finding adequate funding to support their tuition and meet their other educational obligations.
Since our National Program’s inception in 1955, La Société, as of September 2017, has expended over $32,646,781 and assisted 54,030 nurses in obtaining their nursing degrees. In 2017, $420,000 + cash expenditures was donated with 680 nurses in training and 350 nurses graduating. We have other scholarship vehicles for those who are currently seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees and can meet our requirements.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.2 million vacancies will emerge for registered nurses between 2014 and 2022. By 2015 the shortfall was expected to be “more than twice as large as any nurse shortage experienced”. We have the satisfaction of knowing that La Société has done a great deal to curb the shortage of nurses in this country. Nursing students and sponsors interested should contact the Voiture Locale in their community.
You can find contact information below or check out the attached document for more information!
Come join us; we need your help!
Correspondent Wisconsin – Voiture 821 Locale
James “Chip” Chadwick
P.O. Box 99
Granton, WI 54436
This post was authored by Morgan Lewis on 05/07/2018.