Anyone at Cape Henlopen High School who wants to enroll in a college or school nursing education program and needs financial assistance still has time to apply for the scholarship of Nursing Studies Darby Mowll, RN. This program offers an award each year to two qualified candidates who meet the eligibility criteria.
The scholarships are $1,000 and are awarded in memory of Darby Mowll, RN (1954-2018), who provided skilled and compassionate nursing care to thousands of patients over a 30-year career in nursing neonatal and maternal care, medical and surgical care and home care. . As a young aspiring nurse, Mowll could not have completed her nursing education without financial assistance. Mowll would like to help those aspiring to become nurses overcome the financial barriers they face.
Due to an increasing demand for healthcare services, population growth and lifespan trends, nurses, who are often the frontline caregivers, are in high demand. According to employment projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing is one of the top occupations for job growth over the next 10 years. The BLS estimates a growth of approximately 3 million nursing positions to 3.3 million by 2029. The BLS also projects that there will be 175,900 nursing positions to be filled each year.
A Darby Mowll, RN scholarship application is available at the Cape Henlopen High School Guidance Office; the deadline is Saturday, April 30.