Since its inception in 2004, Choose Nursing, Choose Hoag (CNCH) has played an integral role in providing philanthropic support through education initiatives and academic scholarships for Hoag nurses to define excellence in care and compassion. Over the last 10 years, CNCH has raised over $23 million and provided over 600 scholarship awards to Hoag nurse scholars for their continued education, training and advanced degrees. Last year’s luncheon was a meaningful tribute to an extraordinary group of donors who contributed to raising more than $3 million throughout the year to fund a record of 254 scholarships.
In response to the national mandate, whereby 80 percent of nurses employed at magnet hospitals have a BSN degree or higher by 2020, CNCH is committed to meet and exceed the minimum by securing the scholarship funding needed to offset the financial challenge facing many of our nurses. Hoag’s nursing BSN or higher rate is currently 46%. One scholarship is $6,000.
Please join us at the 10th Anniversary Choose Nursing, Choose Hoag 2014 Luncheon on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Balboa Bay Resort as we celebrate Hoag nurse scholars who dedicate themselves to nursing excellence for the benefit of our community. We are delighted to announce Hoag grateful patient and best-selling author, Dean Koontz, as our special guest speaker.We ask that you please consider supporting this important initiative by attending and becoming an underwriter. Together, we are positively impacting the hearts and minds of nurses and through their care, the lives of Hoag patients.