HAMPTON, Va. (Feb. 10, 2021) – To ensure that Hampton University Nursing students are able to return and complete courses study requirements after the negative impact of COVID-19, the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia has donated $30,000 to address housing and tuition needs for Hampton University School of Nursing students.
“UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia’s generosity will assist students in the Hampton University School of Nursing receive financial assistance despite any hardships that may be a result of the global pandemic,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey. “This gift will help Hampton University cultivate the next generation of highly trained individuals in the sought after field of health care.”
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia provides Medicaid coverage to children, pregnant women, families, and adults with special health care needs.
“Our partnership with Hampton University is just one way UnitedHealthcare is making investments in creating a 21st-century health workforce that is ready to deliver personalized, culturally competent care, particularly in underserved communities,” said Tameeka L. Smith, CEO of the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia.
The support from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia will be available to nursing students for the spring 2021 semester. Support will be provided to ten students who each will receive $3,000, of which $2,000 will be provided to support off-campus housing and $1,000 to support tuition needs. All scholarship disbursals will be managed through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
“We appreciate this investment in our students,” said Dr. Shevellanie Lott, Dean of the School of Nursing. “The COVID-19 pandemic has so negatively impacted our students and this support is not only timely but will ease some of the financial burden from the students and their family.”
“We are thrilled with this contribution,” said Hampton University Center of Gerontology director, Dr. Ethlyn Gibson. “It is so needed, and our students will benefit so much for the gift. We are excited to have established this relationship with the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Virginia, and we are using this initial engagement as a means for us to begin strategizing on ways to partner in the future. It’s an exciting time with so much promise, and we are truly excited.”
About the Hampton University School of Nursing
The Hampton University School of Nursing has prepared nurses to serve humanity for over a century. The School of Nursing offers degree programs in nursing on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate programs include the traditional BS, LPN to BS and RN to BS programs. In addition, an accelerated program through the College of Virginia Beach, offers the same programs that can be completed in a shorter time. Master of Science degree programs are offered for the roles of nursing education, administration, and nurse practitioner. Specialties for these roles include women's health, pediatrics, family health, community health nursing, advanced adult nursing, and community mental health/psychiatric nursing. The doctor of philosophy degree in nursing is offered with a focus on families and family related-research.
To learn more about the School of Nursing, visit http://nursing.hamptonu.edu.
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