The Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation (LLTCF) is
a tax-exempt entity that addresses quality care concerns and quality of
life concerns for Louisiana's nursing home residents. For more information about the LLTCF, click here.
LLTCF Gero Nurse Prep Course Scholarship
The Gero Nurse Prep Course scholarship is awarded by the
Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation. To apply, please fill out the form
attached and have your administrator fill out the other form. Your application form along with
your administratorís recommendation form should be completed electronically and submitted in one email to Karen Miller, LLTCF Foundation
Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of "2017 Gero Nurse
Prep Course Scholarship.Ē
More Information Please
read the detailed information about the Gero Nurse Prep Course below. Applicants
must work for a LNHA member facility and must meet the requirements to take the
exam (see number 3 below). If you are interested in applying for this
scholarship or nominating a staff member, email Karen Miller at email@example.com. There is no deadline to apply. Gero
Nurse Prep Course Scholarships are awarded as individuals apply for them and
are deemed a good fit for this opportunity.
online course is offered through the Nebraska Medical Center College of
Nursing. Please take a moment to review their website. Below are some frequently asked
questions along with more detailed information regarding the LNHA Gero Nurse
Prep Scholarship. For more FAQs, see the tab on the website linked above.
What fees are involved?
pays up front ($600)
student or the studentís employer (nursing facility) pays LNHA $300 initially
and gets reimbursed once the student successfully completes the course
for the exam fee (The exam fee is paid by the student or the studentís
Does the applicant need a Bachelorís degree? No, just an RN license.
Nurse eligibility criteria to take Gerontological Certification exam:
active RN licensure in a U.S. state or territory - or the legally recognized
equivalent in another country
years full-time practice as a RN
minimum of 2,000 hours of gerontological nursing practice in the last 3 years
completed 30 hours of continuing education in gerontological nursing within the
last 3 years (fully satisfied by this Gero Prep certification training program)
How long does the course take? The course is online and is self-paced.
There are 10 learning modules. Gero Nurse Prep encourages RNs to devote 30 minutes every day to
coursework. If the student devotes the recommended amount of time, the course will be completed in 3-4
If you have any questions, please email Karen Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LLTCF Nursing Scholarship
One of the
Foundationís main functions is to encourage nursing students of high
academic and care-giving caliber to pursue a career in long term care by
granting academic scholarships to those who already show an interest in
caring for the elderly. The scholarship application process will open in September 2017.
criteria must be met to qualify for a scholarship:
Currently employed at a LNHA member facility
an electronic or scanned copy of
your letter of acceptance from an accredited LPN, RN, BSN or MSN
program. Those taking prerequisite classes are not eligible.
Submit two completed scholarship recommendation
forms. At least one form should be completed from someone representing your
nursing facility (administrator or DON). Click here to download the recommendation
Complete the LLTCF nurse scholarship application (page 2 of the application).
A personal essay describing your
future plans and interest in long term care nursing. (page 2 of application)