Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. (ACH) is excited to announce the launch of the Karen Stocke Scholarship Program.  This program expands our current Professional Development Program.

Last year we released a blog about the current movement in our industry to stop staffing licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in correctional facilities.  As a company, we are preparing for this transition.  To do so, we started by encouraging employees to use the Professional Development Program in place to assist with the process of going back to school.

Since last year, we have listened to employee needs and have made tremendous strides forward in this endeavor to encourage employees to transition from LPNs to RNs.  In addition to our existing Professional Development Program, we have started to make lives easier by creating partnerships with two (2) schools that have LPN to RN program, as well as an RN to BSN program.  In addition, as announced above, we are expanding our current Professional Development Program even further by adding the Karen Stocke Scholarship Program.

The Karen Stocke Scholarship Program is dedicated in memory of our longtime friend and ACH business family member of over thirty-five years.  Through this program each year, ACH’s Scholarship Committee may award up to five (5) individual $5,000 “LPN to RN” scholarships to full-time licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who are employed by ACH while actively pursuing their registered nurse (RN) degree.  Click here to download the application for this program.

The application form reviews the credentials for this program, as well as the deadlines; however, please keep in mind that we need all applications before May 31, 2018.  We are excited to launch this new program to encourage continued learning.  Karen Stocke was dedicated to the continued education of others and we are so pleased to be able to continue her legacy through this scholarship program.

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