Scholarships Aid Student Nurses in Providing Elder Care
Because of Richfield Living, Radford University nursing students will receive much needed financial assistance to finish their degrees. When they graduate, these students will make a significant difference in the lives of older adults.
Richfield Living, located in Roanoke County, is a non-profit senior living community offering a full continuum of services including independent living, a wellness center, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehab and long term nursing care. Close to 700 residents call Richfield their home.
Thanks to Richfield’s generosity, four nursing students — two first-year and two second-year students — will receive full scholarships, tuition and fees to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees at Radford.
“The nursing program at Radford University is excellent, and we want to encourage more bachelor degree-prepared nurses to explore senior care in the short- and long-term care environments,” says Richfield’s Senior Director of Human Resources Angela Hughes.
Hughes says that these scholarships may entice more students to work at Richfield and in the senior living industry. “The workforce is booming and we need nurses. These graduates will work with patients in the Recovery & Care Center and The Rehab Center. It is very interesting and meaningful work and we hope they enjoy the field and stay in it,” says Hughes.
Radford University is the only university with a full-scholarship program with Richfield Living. “This is a pilot program for us, and we are pleased to welcome Radford’s nursing graduates to our workforce,” says Hughes.