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Are There Nursing Schools with Free Tuition?

If you are looking to attend nursing school and are worried about the cost of attending, don’t fret. The editorial team at Aspiring Nurse has found colleges in the U.S., hospitals, and colleges abroad that provide nursing programs, courses and training on a tuition free basis.

Schools and Colleges That Fund Nursing Programs

The University of Rochester School of Nursing

Description of the program

An employee benefit program, the University of Rochester’s School of Nursing’s tuition grant supplements the UR employee tuition benefit to provide 100% tuition coverage in select bachelor’s, master’s, and post-master’s programs.

Qualifications

University Of Rochester employees

City: Rochester
State: New York
Zip Code: 14627


Open University

Description of the program

This eight-hour, self-paced course is available through Open University’s OpenLearn program, which provides free online classes in a variety of subject areas. The course examines case studies in social interaction, patient and caregiver relationships, and teamwork. It also teaches how to work and communicate in difficult situations and risk assessment.

Qualification

Nurses that want to sharpen their skills.

City: Walton Hall
State: Milton Keynes
Zip Code:  MK7 6AA


Liberty University

Description of the program

Nursing Theory and Advanced practice. This free online nursing theory and practice course focuses on the use and criticism of nursing theories to improve your skills. If you want to build effective nursing skills, this course is the best for you.

This course focuses on the critique, evaluation, and utilization of nursing and other relevant theories that apply to advanced nursing practice and a comprehensive approach to care.

Qualifications

Nurses want to improve their skills. Please provide the university with prior academic transcripts and you must meet minimum GPA standards. The committee also seeks participants that are actively involved in extracurricular activities and volunteering.

Alongside your academic and extracurricular activities, prior work experience will also be evaluated.

City: Lynchburg
State: Virginia
Zip Code: 24515


University of Pennsylvania

Description of the program

Students in Nurse Practitioner programs at the University of Pennsylvania now have the chance to go to school tuition-free.

The University of Pennsylvania received a $125 million grant to offer free tuition to nurse practitioners that currently work or plan to work in underserved communities.

Qualifications

Students selected for the new two-year graduate program, known as the Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Program, will finish debt-free.

According to the U of Pennsylvania, this is the largest gift ever given to an American nursing school.

City: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Zip Code: 19104


Salisbury University (MOOC)

Description of the program

Salisbury University’s newest massive open online class (MOOC) launches Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care. The course, available globally through the University System of Maryland’s edX platform, was developed by Dr. Mary DiBartolo, Fulton Endowed Professor of Geriatric Nursing in SU’s School of Nursing. The new offering includes several course updates. “Anyone can take these courses for free, and they are designed for both laypeople (including caregivers) and healthcare professionals,” said DiBartolo. 

Qualifications

Registration for her MOOCs is free, and the public is invited. Healthcare professionals completing either course have the option of registering for a verified certificate for $49.

City: Salisbury
State: Maryland
Zip Code: 21801


Technical College System Of Georgia

Description of the program

Any student that possesses a high school diploma (High School Postsecondary Graduation Opportunity Plan) a technical college diploma or two technical college certificates, in one career pathway identified by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), may be eligible for the HOPE Grant, up to 30-credit hours. The student must be enrolled in an associate degree program at a TCSG institution in order to receive the HOPE Grant. After payment for 30 credit hours, the student is no longer eligible for HOPE Grant while enrolled in a degree level program. The student must then meet the HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements at the 30 credit hour checkpoint.

Qualifications

To be eligible for the HOPE Career Grant, students must first qualify for and receive the HOPE Grant. Students will still be responsible for student fees and any equipment necessary, although financial aid may be available for those in some cases.

Program Eligibility

Full-time enrollment in a certificate or diploma program is not required, and students are not required to graduate from high school with a specific GPA. However, they must have a postsecondary cumulative 2.0 GPA at certain checkpoints to maintain eligibility.

City: Atlanta
State: Georgia
Zip Code: 30345


The Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (PSON)

Description of the program

The Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (PSON) created the Upward Mobility Program, a first-of-its kind 15-month degree program that will enable nurses with associate degrees to earn a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and advance their careers with their tuition fully covered through a two-year service commitment to the Mount Sinai Health System.

Qualifications

Through the Upward Mobility Program, PSON is offering both seasoned nurses and new graduates at the associate degree level an opportunity that otherwise would not be available to them to work in a world-renowned health system as they earn their baccalaureate degree and progress toward leadership positions within the health profession. Nurses hired for the program will work and train in cohorts at each of the eight hospitals in the Mount Sinai Health System. New nurses hired and current Mount Sinai nurses with associate’s degrees who enrol will join one of three semesters (Spring, Summer, and Fall) that will be offered annually. During the program, participants will function as registered nurses 80 per cent of the time with the remaining 20 per cent devoted to paid study time. Training will include clinical simulations, didactics—which will be offered virtually—and evidence-based projects.

City: New York
State: New York
Zip Code: 10035


University of Alaska Anchorage

Description of the program

Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) began in 1998 with federal grant funds to recruit and mentor Alaska Native/American Indian students to pursue nursing degrees. Since 1998, RRANN has helped hundreds of Alaska Native and American Indian students graduate from the UAA School of Nursing. 

RRANN currently assists nurse majors and pre-majors on University of Alaska campuses statewide by offering tutoring services, material lending, group meetings to help you connect with peers, and Student Success Facilitators that offer career and personal advice to aid nursing and pre-nursing students in successfully completing the UA Nursing program.

Qualifications

FREE Tutoring Services to all University of Alaska Nursing students regardless of ethnicity or location.

City: Anchorage
State: Alaska
Zip Code: 99508


West Virginia University

Description of the program

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing is an online continuing professional development course for individuals interested in helping to address the unique health-related needs within faith community settings.

Qualifications

The Employee Tuition Reimbursement Program provides reimbursement to eligible employees who take classes at an accredited college or university, or who attend WVU Morgantown, Beckley, Keyser, or WVU online.

The Dependent Tuition Reimbursement Program provides reimbursement for those employees, with at least three years of service, whose eligible dependents attend any accredited college or university other than WVU Morgantown, Beckley, Keyser, or WVU online.

City: Morgantown
State: West Virginia
Zip Code: 26506


CSCU (Connecticut State Colleges & Universities)

Description of the program

PACT funding covers the gap between federal and state grants you receive, and community college tuition and mandatory fees. To receive PACT funding, apply, register for classes (12+ credits), and complete the FAFSA. Entry into the program will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. You don’t have to be a recent high school graduate to attend and if you meet the PACT criteria, you can attend tuition-free regardless of your age! Any degree or certificate program that can utilize Title IV funding at 72 credits over 36 months is eligible. For example, you can go into Nursing, Culinary Arts…etc. PACT is only available for first-time, full-time students enrolling for the Fall 2020 semester onward.

Qualifications

  • CT High School Graduate
  • Being a CT High School Graduate, GED and homeschooled students to qualify
  • Be a first-time college student
  • Completed FAFSA, which is used to package federal, state and often institutional aid and accept all awards
  • Attend Full-Time
  • Attend community college full-time (12+ credits/semester)
  • Degree or Certificate Program
  • Participate in a degree or credit-bearing certificate program
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Once Enrolled, remain in good academic standing

City: Hartford
State: Connecticut
Zip Code: 6105


Berea College

Description of the program

Commonwealth Scholar Program. If you are currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky and pursuing a BSN, you may qualify to be a Commonwealth Scholar.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this unique partnership, you must:

  • Take pre-requisite courses at the University of Kentucky.
  • Speak with a faculty member about becoming a Commonwealth Scholar at the end of your spring semester.
  • Contact Berea’s Nursing Department Chair, Dr. Monica Kennison, about your interest in transferring to Berea College.
  • Apply to Berea College by June 7 and be considered for admission.
  • If accepted, transfer to Berea for the upcoming fall.
  • All Commonwealth Scholars will receive our No-Tuition Promise (valued at over $176,000 over 4 years), opportunities for funded internships, and study abroad experiences.

City: Berea
State: Kentucky
Zip Code: 40404


NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Description of the program

The HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) will cover tuition, required fees, reasonable school-related expenses including books, clinical supplies, laboratory fees, and a monthly stipend to individuals who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited school of nursing.

In exchange for this scholarship, each recipient agrees to serve for a period not less than 2 years at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizens or nationals
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited school of nursing in a professional registered nurse program (baccalaureate or graduate)
  • Free from any Federal judgment liens
  • Free from existing service commitments
  • Not in default of any federal debt
  • Selection Criteria

Preference is given to qualified applicants with the greatest financial need who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate nursing program.

City: New York
State: New York
Zip Code: 10010


SUNY and CUNY

Description of the program

The State University of New York and City University of New York Scholarship Program called the Nurses For Our Future Scholarship will cover tuition for 1,000 new healthcare workers to get RNs at SUNY or CUNY campuses. The program is designed to help address the shortage in healthcare and the lack of workers in hospitals around the state of New York. The Nurses For Our Future Scholarship wants 1,000 or more new students to enter a nursing program at one of the SUNY or CUNY campuses. Students will be able to complete their programs with a flexible schedule, either part-time or full-time.

This effort will incentivize New York State residents active in the health care field to upskill their career path and advance their education through the SUNY or CUNY system.

Qualifications

SUNY and CUNY scholarships move toward a more prosperous and equal New York, by working to make sure every New Yorker has access to training programs, one-, two-, and four-year degrees, community college; SUNY and CUNY should be the pathway to the middle class.

City: New York
State: New York
Zip Code: 10010


Des Moines University

Description of the program

Free Medical Terminology Course. Free Online Non-Credited CNA Courses

Qualifications

Who is this course for?
Those interested in learning how to better understand common medical words and meanings but do not need a certificate of completion.

What do you get?
Access to all 15 modules at no cost.

City: Des Moines
State: Iowa
Zip Code: 50312


New River Community College

Description of the program

New River Community College recently announced the new NRCC Nursing Scholars program, a scholarship that fosters opportunity and success for outstanding high school junior and senior students who show interest and ability in NRCC’s Nursing Associate of Applied Science degree.

This new nursing scholarship creates opportunities for students in the New River Valley to get a debt-free education in a rewarding and in-demand career pathway,” said NRCC President Pat Huber. The scholarship consists of level-one and level-two awards. High school (public, private and homeschool) juniors and seniors who reside in NRCC’s service region (Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski Counties and Radford City) may apply for level-one scholarships. Up to five Nursing Scholars in NRCC’s region will receive a level-one scholarship that provides in-state tuition, college fees and textbooks for five program prerequisite courses to be completed by high school graduation. The level-two scholarship provides tuition and college fees for four semesters of required courses in the Nursing AAS degree, all required textbooks and all required fees.

Qualifications

Nursing Scholars must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and citizenship. Applicants must have a 3.75 high school grade point average or better and demonstrate superior levels of leadership and citizenship in the application essays. Additionally, level-two applicants must be offered and have accepted the NRCC ACCE scholarship to be eligible for a Nursing Scholars level-two scholarship.

City: Dublin
State: Virginia
Zip Code: 24084


Northern New Mexico College

Description of the program

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) is partnering with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions to offer free welding camps that include job placement assistance upon completion. Participants will train for entry-level jobs in the manufacturing and construction trades as production or specialized welders, welder fitters and welder-tackers at no cost to themselves.

Qualifications

The camps are open to anyone currently receiving unemployment insurance benefits or any dislocated worker who has lost employment due to no fault of their own and is no longer receiving unemployment benefits. The 12-week training includes 108 hours of face-to-face individual instruction and hands-on experience on brand new equipment, designed to prepare participants to be job-ready for apprenticeships or welding assistant positions. Participants must be available to begin employment upon completion and/or register for NNMC welding classes to obtain an American Welding Society Certification. Program graduates will receive an employer list.

City: Espanola
State: New Mexico
Zip Code: 87532


Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Description of the program

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, a globally-recognized leader in nursing education, research, and practice, has developed a free COVID-19: Effective Nursing in Times of Crisis course, available to join now on leading social learning platform, FutureLearn.com. COVID-19: Effective Nursing in Times of Crisis is a two-week-long course that requires around 2 hours of study per week.

Qualifications

It is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals working with COVID-19 patients who want to learn more about how to provide effective care with limited resources. Learners will be able to interact with experts in the field including the course’s lead educator Patricia Davidson, Dean, and Professor of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and Co-Secretary General of the Secretariat World Health Organization Collaborating Centers of Nursing and Midwifery. The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade so that learners can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that learners get unlimited access to this course, access to any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, and a PDF Certificate of Achievement.

City: Baltimore
State: Maryland
Zip Code: 21205


Minneapolis College

Description of the program

In an effort to address the growing labour shortage of healthcare workers, Minneapolis College is offering high school students the chance to get their start in the field – for free.

More than a dozen teens from Roosevelt High School are taking the 10-week training course, which blends virtual and in-person instruction, to prepare for the certified nurse’s assistant qualification exam. Normally, the course would cost nearly $1,500 for applicants. The course will teach students skills ranging from cleaning and caring for a patient, to making an occupied bed and taking vital signs.

Qualifications

High School Students that want to obtain their CNA designation.

City: Minneapolis
State: MN
Zip Code: 55404


University of Louisville Health

Description of the program

The University of Louisville Health is offering college-level educational opportunities to more people. The program is a partnership between the University of Louisville and UofL Health. 

Qualifications

UofL Health employees and their dependents can now access free undergraduate tuition to the University of Louisville. More than 8,000 families can take advantage of the free tuition benefit, which is fully funded by UofL Health. UofL Health says all employees in .5 FTE positions and up are eligible, while family members include spouses, domestic partners and children up to 26 years old.

City: Louisville
State: KY
Zip Code: 40292


Chamberlain University

Description of the program

Chamberlain University and LCMC Health have established a program that addresses the nation’s nursing shortage by expanding access to a tuition-free education.

The Called-to-Care Scholars Program, which is open to applicants nationwide, proactively addresses healthcare workforce shortages and community health needs in the region served by LCMC Health, a healthcare system that is dedicated to delivering high-quality healthcare services. The Program aims to build a robust talent pipeline in support of LCMC Health’s efforts to establish a more sustainable, long-term healthcare ecosystem. Graduates of the tuition-covered program will obtain their BSN degree and gain valuable experience in the community in exchange for fulfilling their employment pledges.

Qualifications

LCMC Health will fund 100% of tuition costs for up to 90 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN degree) students per year for up to three years through this alliance with Chamberlain University, in exchange for the students committing to work for LCMC Health for up to three years after graduation and passing the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam.

City: Louisiana
State: New Orleans
Zip Code: 6385


The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB)

Description of the program

Because of a $10.6 million donation from the Permian Strategic Partnership, UTPB is able to cover tuition and fees for undergraduates majoring in Nursing, Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, and Pre-Pharmacy through a competitive, renewable four-year scholarship.

Qualifications

Funding is awarded through a combination of federal, state, and institutional funds to qualifying students. PSP Scholarship candidates must:

Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
Be a permanent resident of the Permian Basin*
Be admitted to UT Permian Basin
For Nursing, must also be admitted to the School of Nursing
For Pre-Health, must declare a pre-health major
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher each semester

City: Odessa
State: Texas
Zip Code: 79762


The St. Elizabeth College of Nursing

Description of the program

Nursing students at St. Elizabeth College of Nursing will have their tuition paid and a guaranteed job after graduation through a new Education to Employment program.

The college is partnering with the Mohawk Valley Health System to offer employment to the nursing graduates, including positions at the new Wynn Hospital slated to open next year. SECON offers multiple courses, including a dual degree program with SUNY Poly.

City: Utica
State: NY
Zip Code: 13501


Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC)

Description of the program

The Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (JET) and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) have partnered to offer free nursing assistant training in March, according to a news release.

The four-week fast-track hybrid program will begin March 7 with virtual courses held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and in-person skills training held on Wednesdays at FDLTCC.

After completing the course, students will have to pass NATO testing to receive their CNA certification.

Qualifications

The program is only available to individuals who are eligible for JET programming and spaces are limited. JET is a nonprofit organization-grant recipient and administrative entity of federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds, along with state and county grants, as well as private donations.

City: Cloquet
State: Minnesota
Zip Code: 55720


Lake Michigan College

Description of the program

Lake Michigan College announced Tuesday the creation of LMC Promise, a free tuition program for new and returning students beginning in Fall 2022.

The last-dollar program covers tuition costs of eligible in-district students who are high school graduates through age 24, meaning it pays the remaining tuition costs once other grants and scholarships have been applied.

The program is designed to meet the funding gap between high school graduation and eligibility for the Michigan Reconnect program at age 25.                                                                       

Like the free-tuition pilot program, LMC Promise is a last-dollar program, which means it covers any remaining tuition balance for eligible students after federal and other grants and scholarship dollars have been applied. The LMC Foundation will fund the balance through existing scholarship dollars and other monies raised. The LMC Promise does not cover additional costs such as books or housing. 

Qualifications

Who is eligible?

With the LMC Promise, tuition — up to 80 credit hours or 6 years — will be free for new and returning students who meet the following criteria:  

  • Submit an LMC admissions application
  • Age 24 or younger
  • U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Residents of LMC’s district
  • Earned a high school diploma from an in-district high school, are an in-district home school graduate, or an in-district resident with a high school equivalency
  • Completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Family’s Adjusted Gross Income is $75,000 or less
  • Are pursuing a financial-aid eligible degree or certificate at LMC
  • Do not have an associate or bachelor’s degree      

The state of Michigan’s Futures for Frontliners and Reconnect programs sparked the idea for the LMC Promise. While Frontliners was a short-term stop-gap initiative to help frontline workers achieve their educational goals, the Michigan Reconnect program continues to offer free community college tuition for students who are age 25 or older if they have a high school diploma or equivalent and haven’t already graduated from college.

The Lake Michigan College Promise will put young Michiganders on tuition-free paths to good-paying jobs, help local small businesses find talent, and uplift working families,” said Michigan Gov. 

City: Benton Harbor
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49022


Wright State University

Description of the program

Wright State University announced Friday that it will be offering a three-year undergraduate nursing degree beginning in Fall 2022.
The new degree will allow students to graduate and begin working faster.

Qualifications

Nursing graduates at Wright State will be able to start their careers faster, which will allow local hospitals to fill critical bedside positions much faster.

In the future, students will be able to start the nursing program in the spring and summer semesters. School officials said the schools’ lake campus will not offer the three-year program but will continue to offer the four-year Bachelor of Science program.

City: Dayton
State: OH
Zip Code: 45435


Horry Georgetown Technical College

Description of the program

At Horry Georgetown, Technical College will be free until 2023.

New and returning students are eligible for $0 tuition for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. If you are a new or a returning student, complete your admission application, go to Federal Student Aid to create an ID and complete FAFSA, and schedule an appointment with an academic advisor. Current students can check all available classes and set up a schedule.

Qualifications

Requirement includes:

  • All students must complete all registration requirements and the 2021-2022 FAFSA.
  • All tuition and associated program and lab fees will be covered.
  • Textbooks, supplies, criminal background checks and/or drug screens (if required) are your responsibility.
  • If you are enrolled in a degree, certificate, or diploma program, you must enrol in a minimum of 3 credit hours.
  • Personal interest non-credit programs are not included.
  • International students are not eligible.
  • All eligible financial aid, including LIFE, PELL, SC Lottery, SCWINS Scholarship, etc., will be disbursed to the student’s account first, and then any remaining tuition and fees will be covered by HGTC.

City: Conway
State: SC
Zip Code: 29526


Hospitals and Health Institutions that Fund Nursing Programs

Akron Children’s Hospital

Description of the program

The Career Launch programs offered by the hospital recently added an associate agree in nursing to its program mix. The program will offer up to 15 open opportunities for students available for 2022. The hospital said that it will launch the opportunity this summer or fall. The hospital is promising that 100% of costs including tuition, uniforms, books, and fees will be covered. Students would study full time and earn their degree from an accredited school while also actively job shadowing.

The hospital is also willing to provide students with resources to overcome barriers like transportation and childcare. The Career Launch Program is partnering with Stark State College to offer up to 15 opportunities for students. Participants would begin a 3-year work commitment in a nursing role at Akron Children’s after completing their degree.

Qualifications

The program provides underserved students with free tuition while pursuing a nursing degree.

City: Akron
State: Ohio
Zip Code: 44308


Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital

Description of the program

Ohio Health has partnered with the Athens City Schools to provide a $500,000 endowed scholarship for high school graduates who want to continue their studies in nursing.

The fund was created in October and awards will be given out for the first time this spring. Ohio Health also has partnered with local businesses and other entities to provide over $400,000 in scholarship money for current Ohio Health employees to advance their healthcare education.

These scholarships are designed to encourage current Ohio Health associates to advance their education 

Qualifications

High school graduates who want to continue their studies in nursing and current Ohio Health employees that want to advance their healthcare education.

City: Athens
State: Ohio
Zip Code: 360014


Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVHC)

Description of the program

The training typically costs as much as $1,400. Those who enter SVHC’s program agree to a 1-year contract, receive free training and earn the starting hourly rate while they train.

Those who are interested apply and are hired at SVHC in the care assistant role. From there, they may be considered for a slot in the class and are provided with time off to complete the 3-week training and study for the state licensing exam. 

Qualifications

Should be Licensed Nursing Assistants

City: Bennington
State: Vermont
Zip Code: 470012


Mountain Health Network (MHN)

Description of the program

The MHN Nurse Tuition Assistance Award Program covers the cost of nursing courses, books, resources and fees for students admitted to St. Mary’s School of Nursing. The program also provides up to $5,000 per semester for four semesters to selected students admitted to another participating nursing school.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for selection, students must:

  • Have a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Agree to work as a registered nurse at Cabell Huntington Hospital or St. Mary’s Medical Center for five years, upon graduation
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 overall GPA to remain in the tuition assistance program.

City: Huntington
State: WV
Zip Code: 25701


Nurse.com

Description of the program

Nurse.com offers a vast array of free courses to help you meet your nursing CE contact hour requirements.

Their free continuing education for nurses is offered across a wide variety of clinical and professional development topics and is designed to help nurses meet state CE contact hour requirements.

Qualifications

Nurse.com free online continuing education courses are intended for nurses who work across all specialities and care settings and who are looking to earn free nursing contact hours for license renewal or professional development:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • LPNs/LVNs
  • Advanced Practice Nurses

City: Online
State: Online
Zip Code: Online


Santa Fe New Mexico

Description of the program

The new funding, stacked on top of state and federal subsidies, would cover that first semester for Lottery Scholarship recipients as well as expand the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which began as a small pilot project during the pandemic to pay for more than just tuition.

Supporters of expanding the Opportunity Scholarship say it’s the most generous program in the country, with the widest eligibility.

It’s estimated to be able to fund up to 35,000 students to pursue two and four-year degrees, as well as college certificates in high-demand areas like nursing, computer science and construction. Tuition and fees will be covered, even if they’re only studying part-time. And for those who qualify for federal aid, the money can go straight to students to cover living expenses.

Qualifications

New Mexico’s Lottery Scholarships offer free tuition to two and four-year colleges for residents who are also recent graduates of local high schools, but only if they can pay for their first semester and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.  While federal aid is restricted to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, New Mexico’s college subsidy programs are open to all residents, including foreigners on temporary visas and those in the country without legal permission.

Pretty much any adult who has lived in the state for 12 months and wants to earn college credits will be eligible for the new program, as long as they don’t already have a bachelor’s degree.

Both major scholarship programs require students to maintain a 2.5-grade point average, with some exceptions to make up classes or due to family or medical hardship.

City: Santa Fe
State: NM
Zip Code: 25701


Tuition Free International Nursing Schools & Programs

University of Adger

Description of the program

According to Norway’s education policy, education in public universities is free of charge. Only semester fees have to be paid, and they cover discounts in public transportation and expenses of the student association. Its campus-based studies train students to understand theories and think critically, while practical placements allow them to apply theories to real-life practice. With 19 programs at both bachelor’s and master’s levels, this faculty is dedicated to offering a great education for those interested in a career in nursing and training more healthcare professionals. 

Qualifications

Visit the school’s website for more information.

County: Norway
State: Kristiansand
Zip Code: 4604


University of Stavanger

Description of the program

Department of Health Studies within the University of Stavanger is a nursing school that charges no tuition fees. Public universities in Norway offer free degree programs. This department offers bachelor’s and master’s programs, and there are Norwegian and English programs, which makes it all the more ideal for international students. The department of Health Studies within this university offers unique programs that cannot be found in other institutions in Nordic Countries, such as its Master in Prehospital Critical Care.

Qualifications

The master’s program in prehospital critical care is also the only international degree in this field of studies, and it provides prehospital care providers academic training so that they can evaluate the knowledge in their field critically.

County: Norway
State: Stavanger
Zip Code: 4021


Southwestern Vermont MHochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences (HSB) – Faculty of Social Sciences and Media Studies

Description of the program

Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences (HSB) is a free nursing school that requires only a semester fee. International students can enroll in its high-quality programs without being charged a tuition fee. Its programs are mainly in German with some courses in English, so students are expected to have sufficient knowledge in German at level C1 (CEFR).

Qualifications

This faculty offers one program in nursing, but it is a program that can definitely compete with programs delivered by other nursing schools. The International Degree Program in Nursing is a degree program at the bachelor level that equips its student with academic knowledge in theories as well as skills necessary for a nursing career. With “international” in its name, this program values a global experience. A semester abroad is required in this program. Students get to choose from over 300 partner institutions worldwide. This program is designed to broaden students’ horizons and help them develop further as individuals and professionals.

County: Germany
State: Bremen
Zip Code: 28199


Hamburg University of Applied Science

Description of the program

With a small semester contribution of less than EUR 350 that goes to student services and student government, students can study in outstanding nursing programs in German at this university for free.

Qualifications

This free nursing school has five programs, with three of them at the bachelor level while the other two are master’s programs. Its programs involve both academic learning and vocational training. Students receive an outstanding education in theories and the scientific aspects of the subject of their choice, while also getting trained for a career in healthcare and nursing. To train better healthcare professionals for the future, this department offers a cooperative program that has modules taught in two other nursing schools (Albertinen-Schule Academy of Nursing and the Academy of Nursing and Pediatric Nursing). This way, students receive a more comprehensive education and have access to more resources, which contribute positively to their development as healthcare professionals.

County: Germany
State: Hamburg
Zip Code: 20099


The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) – Department of Health and Care Sciences

Description of the program

The Department of Health and Care Sciences within the Arctic University of Norway (UiT). Specifically stated in its website of student budget and cost of living, there are no tuition fees for both local and international students. Students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 625 for their student cards, counseling services, class registration, and exams. The latter entitles you to reduced fares on public transport and reduced ticket prices to various cultural events, etc.

Qualifications

The Department of Health and Care Sciences offers degree programs for those who would like to study in this field as well as continuing education programs for health care professionals for the development and improvement of specific skills. Students can learn both academic knowledge in class and gain hands-on experience during their internships.

County: Norway
State: Tromsø
Zip Code: 9019


Queens University Belfast School of Nursing and Midwifery

Description of the program

The Patricia Napier Scholarships. The scholarships were set up in 2011 by Mr Russell Napier in recognition of his mother, Patricia Napier. The scholarship will cover Home tuition fees. On the MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme, the students will study in one of five specialist pathways:

  • Cancer Nursing: Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Critical and Acute Care
  • Mental Health and Older Adult
  • Leadership and Management
  • Maternal and Child Health

Qualifications

The scholarships will be awarded to the best graduates from a nursing or midwifery program (i.e. applicants who hold a recognized professional qualification in nursing or midwifery and a relevant primary degree 2:2 or above or equivalent).

All candidates entering the PGT programs are eligible to be considered by the School for the Award through the entry system.

County: UK
State: Belfast
Zip Code: BT9 7BL


International Medical University

Description of the program

Scholarships are available to fully or partially cover the tuition fees for the full duration of a nursing degree at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur. They are awarded to both international and domestic students based on academic excellence, extra curriculum participation and leadership qualities.

Qualifications

  • Up to 100% Scholarships
  • Available for students with 2021 SPM or IGCSE/O-Level qualification. Candidates are required to achieve A+/A in 4 out of 5 subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry).

* The scholarship value will be deducted across 3 semesters
** The scholarship value will be deducted from Semester 2 only

County: Malaysia
State: Kuala Lumpur
Zip Code: 57000

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