Monongahela Valley Hospital Offers Nursing Scholarships to Local High School Students

(February 2, 2018 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

Local high school students who are planning careers in nursing are encouraged to apply for Monongahela Valley Hospital's (MVH) 2018 Registered Nurse Scholarship. Recipients will be granted $1,000 for each year of continuous full-time undergraduate study in a post-secondary National League of Nursing accredited school.

In late January, high school guidance counselors and principals from five of the nine school districts in the Hospital's service area attended a luncheon to learn about the nursing scholarship opportunities.

During the program, Mary Lou Murt, senior vice president and chief nursing officer, outlined the reasons MVH offers the scholarships. "Monongahela Valley Hospital is the largest employer in the mid-Mon Valley and it makes perfect sense to be involved in the nursing education process," she explained. "Health care offers great careers, and our doors are always open if you have students who want to take a look at us."

Mrs. Murt explained that there are numerous opportunities for nurses at the Hospital as well as its offsite outpatient areas. In addition, MVH welcomes summer interns in the nursing program because it is a win-win situation for both the student and the Hospital; the students gain practical experience while providing a three-month interview for MVH to assess the student's skills.

Lisa Petro, director of Human Resources, also noted that MVH provides competitive salaries which are similar to those offered by the large academic health systems; and a comprehensive benefits package that includes up to 9 credits per year for employed nurses to pursue bachelor's and master's degrees. She then discussed the application procedures and requirements. Interested students must submit their application packages by Monday,
April 2.

For more information or to request an application, students are encouraged to contact their high school guidance counselors. They may also call Monongahela Valley Hospital's Human Resources Department at 724-258-1431.

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Mary Lou Murt, Monongahela Valley Hospital's senior vice president and chief nursing officer, describes nursing careers at the hospital during a luncheon attended by local high school principals and guidance counselors.

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