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RN to BSN (or other advanced degree) Scholarship

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James G. & Nancy W. Barrett Scholarship Program

RN to BSN, or other Advanced Degree


Atlantic General Hospital/Health System has developed the James G. & Nancy W. Barrett Scholarship Program, RN-BSN or other Advanced Degree, to offer assistance with tuition to CURRENT Atlantic General Hospital nursing associates pursuing an advanced degree in nursing. Our goal is to increase our percentage of advanced-degree, prepared RNs in our ongoing efforts to achieve excellence. The individual would, in return, continue to work in our facility upon completion of the program


The Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for tuition, in addition to our tuition assistance program, or other expenses associated with an advanced degree in Nursing for selected persons. This program requires the candidate to be a nursing associate in good standing and maintain either full-time or part-time status of employment at AGH/HS. Per Diem or Casual nursing associates are not eligible for this scholarship. Upon successful completion of the program, RN agrees to work full-time at Atlantic General Hospital/Health System for at least one year following degree attainment.


Selection of Candidates based upon:

  1. Completed scholarship application.
  2. Submission of Resume.
  3. A letter of recommendation from current manager who can attest to the applicant’s character, motivation, and work ethic.
  4. Interview process with selection committee members.
  5. Time frame for completion of BSN, or other advanced degree program.

Requirements of Selected Candidates:

  1. Current RN with acceptance into an advanced nursing degree program. Those candidates enrolled in an RN to BSN will be given first priority, however, if there are monies available, those applicants enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral degree program will also be considered.
  2. Must be employed by AGH/HS for no less than 3 months at time of application.
  3. Must maintain either full-time or part-time status for the duration of the scholarship.
  4. The scholarship is a supplement to the associate benefit for tuition assistance. Candidates must submit application to manager and Human Resources for tuition assistance.
  5. Upon successful completion of degree program, the candidate will work full time for 12 months for each school year in the scholarship program. The Registered Nurse’s schedule will be based on the needs of the hospital, which may include rotating days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  6. Repay any and all expenses incurred by Atlantic General Hospital in the event candidate does not complete educational program for any reason, does not meet work commitment during or after the program, or is terminated for any reason prior to meeting their commitment. In addition, the candidate will be responsible to pay all attorney’s fees and court costs which are the result of failure to pay the balance owed, when due.
  7. Participate in a defined mentoring program.


  1. Complete/submit scholarship application, including Resume.
  2. Answer the six questions that are included with the application packet. Answers should be typed, single-spaced, and be no more than one to two paragraphs. Please re-state the question at the beginning of each answer.
  3. Provide two references (forms within application), in addition to a letter of recommendation from your current manager. The reference forms must be completed by a former employer or educator who can provide relevant information about your character. Employers are the preferred source of references. The reference forms must be returned with signatures to Human Resources, Atlantic General Hospital, 9733 Healthway Drive Berlin, MD 21811 or submitted via email to Akiliah Church at
  4. Return the completed application packet to Human Resources, Atlantic General Hospital, 9733 Healthway Drive Berlin, MD 21811 or submit via email to Akiliah Church at Please allow time for application review. Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.

Application Materials

Application Packet

Please contact Human Resources at (410) 641-9612 with any questions.