Nursing students in their second semester at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus will each received a $1,000 scholarship this school year due to the generosity of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation who donated $25,000 to the campus foundation. This marks the eleventh year that Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation has made a donation of this magnitude to Nursing students at the Cambridge Campus.
“For students, especially those with families to care for and jobs, there is no substitute for the support of the community,” said Michael Wall, Interim Director of the Foundations at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. “This gift shows just how connected the Memorial Hospital Foundation is to the future and growth of our community. When you hear the stories of the scholarship recipients who are striving to improve their lives, and of the impact these scholarships have on the students’ ability to succeed in and out of school, you cannot help but marvel at this gift and the support of others in the community.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses needed in the workforce will grow by more than 700,000 by 2020.
The Registered Nursing program at the Cambridge Campus was initiated in January 2003 in response to Minnesota’s nursing shortage and to provide area health care workers an opportunity to continue training to become registered nurses and stay in their own communities. The college also offers the Nursing program at its Coon Rapids Campus.
For more information about the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Nursing program, please call 763-433-1125 or visit www.AnokaRamsey.edu.
Memorial Hospital Foundation board member Ray Magnuson (left) presents a check to Cambridge Campus Foundation Interim Executive Director Michael Wall, proudly continuing its support of Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus Nursing program students with a $25,000 donation to scholarships.