Scholarship Entry Rules for RN to BSN/MSN Challenge
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ALL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS AND CRITERIA, AND THE WINNERS’ MAINTAINING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AS DEFINED IN THESE RULES.
RN to BSN/MSN SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW: RegisteredNursing.org will post a question and entry form for candidates to fill out. The form(s) will be found on all applicable RegisteredNursing.org pages. Candidates will answer the question with a response of 500 – 700 words. RegisteredNursing.org will pick one winner with the best answer among all entrants. Entrants can only apply to one RegisteredNursing.org scholarship.
Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into one of the following program types:
Past “RN to BSN/MSN Challenge” Scholarship Recipients
2020 Recipient – Aaron Corral
Current MSN student at The University of Texas at Tyler
My journey in healthcare began when I enlisted in the Army as a Combat Medic at the age of seventeen. In the last seven years, I have worked as an EMT, a pharmacy technician, and a critical care nurse. Before COVID-19 my dream was to become a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. While working in the COVID ICU, I realized that our leaders in administrative roles were able to make changes that best supported the nurses on the unit. In order to best support those at the bedside, I have shifted my goals and am currently working on obtaining an MSN in Healthcare Administration and an MBA in Cyber Security. After graduation, I anticipate working as part of unit management and ultimately would like to serve as a Chief Nursing Officer.
2019 Recipient – Aretha DiSalvo
Current RN to MSN Student at Thomas Edison State University
As I began my college education journey, I struggled with finding the appropriate career path. Nursing was not the obvious choice for me, but I happened upon it at the advice of a friend. Although the course work was challenging, I found it entirely rewarding and immediately knew I made the right decision. I completed my undergraduate work at William Paterson University and have had a very fulfilling and diverse career within the oncology specialty. The decision to pursue my advanced degree was out of the desire to affect the nursing specialty in a constructive and effective manner. With the demand to marry healthcare and technology, it became evident to me that nurses can play a vital role in ensuring that safety, integrity and functionality are preserved throughout the process. I hope to achieve my MSN, with a focus in Nursing Informatics, through the program at Thomas Edison State University. The generous scholarship awarded from RegisteredNursing.org will help to lessen the financial burden and allow me to focus on my class work. Thank you for this opportunity to grow my nursing career.
2018 Recipient – Shadé Darnell
Current BSN Student With Mt. St. Mary’s University
My name is Shadé Darnell, I am a new grad RN and I work at a correctional facility. I am currently pursuing my BSN through Mt. St. Mary’s University. I have always wanted to be in the medical field, but I decided on nursing after attending Career Day in high school. I am so grateful to RegisteredNursing.org for this wonderful opportunity, as this scholarship will lessen the burden of tuition. After my BSN I hope to pursue my master’s degree in the hopes of becoming a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
CONTEST DURATION: This contest ends on the night of September 1st, 2020 at 11:59pm PST. Once the deadline has passed, no further entries for the contest will be accepted. RegisteredNursing.org will announce the winner via personal email to the entrant, on social media, and/or its website within two weeks of the end date of the contest. RegisteredNursing.org reserves the right to change any beginning or end dates of the Contest. Note: This is an annual scholarship.
PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are: (1) at least 18 years of age (2) currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States, as listed on the U.S. Department of Education website, available at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx, (3) students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and (4) entrants who have filled out the entry form on RegisteredNursing.org. Scholarships are not paid to persons outside the United States. The contest is void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. Entries must be from individuals only; groups, organizations, and multiple-party entries are not eligible. The Contest is governed by United States law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Employees of RegisteredNursing.org, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, judges, and members of the immediate family or household of each are not eligible. Immediate family members include parents, siblings or any person residing in the same household as employee.
ENTRY: Entrants must go to the Grants and Scholarships for Nursing School section of nursing scholarships page to fill out the entry form and answer the question in the space allotted with a 500-700 word response. The answer must be original and must have been created by the entrant; entries that plagiarize the work of others will be disqualified. RegisteredNursing.org may verify the eligibility of each applicant; if an applicant is found to be ineligible to enter the contest, their entry will be considered invalid. Entrants must fill out all required portions of the entry form to be eligible for consideration. Limit one entry per person per contest; if an applicant enters more than one time they will be disqualified. RegisteredNursing.org reserves the right to verify an applicant’s information, the originality of the answer, or any other facet of an applicant’s entry if further investigation is deemed necessary. By entering you agree to accept and be bound by these rules. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries.
CLAIMING YOUR AWARD: The winner(s) will be notified by email and/or phone; failure to provide accurate contact information may result in disqualification and if unable to reach a winner within 72 hours, RegisteredNursing.org may in its discretion award any scholarship to any other contestant. No guarantee of notification is made to applicants who do not win the Scholarship Contest. This scholarship will be awarded to the winner(s) directly.
No payment will be granted until RegisteredNursing.org is able to verify with the winner’s institution that all college/university enrollment information (including GPA) is accurate. Winner will be required to submit an official transcript to RegisteredNursing.org. RegisteredNursing.org may, in its sole discretion, decline to award payment of the scholarship in the case of a winner’s failure to provide information in a timely fashion if requested by RegisteredNursing.org or the institution, or if the student’s enrollment lapses for any reason.
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD; ODDS: Your chances of winning the scholarship competition depend on the number of entries, the quality of your answer, and how your answer is viewed by the judges from RegisteredNursing.org. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS AND EXPENSES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Awards are provided WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, without limitation. ALL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED SUBJECT TO THE TERMS, RESTRICTIONS, AND LIMITATIONS. Except as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, no substitution of the scholarship shall be offered and no transfer of the scholarship to a third party is permitted.
PAYMENT DIRECTIONS: RegisteredNursing.org will pay the Scholarship Award directly to winner in one lump sum. RegisteredNursing.org has the sole discretion and final word over the timing and manner of any scholarship payments. Winners will be responsible for providing a letter of acceptance or enrollment from the college or university where the Scholarship Award will be directed. RegisteredNursing.org has the sole discretion and final word on any issues that may arise around a winner’s eligibility.
CONDUCT: By registering for this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of RegisteredNursing.org and the judges that shall be final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules are accessible throughout the Contest Period. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. RegisteredNursing.org reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; or to be acting in any manner deemed by RegisteredNursing.org to be in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in any manner deemed by RegisteredNursing.org to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, REGISTEREDNURSING.ORG RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: RegisteredNursing.org assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Contest; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Contest; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or any combination thereof, or; (e) any injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Contest or download any materials in the Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, then RegisteredNursing.org reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In the event of cancellation, RegisteredNursing.org will randomly award the prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation.
PUBLICITY RIGHTS: By entering the Contest (except where prohibited by law), entrants consent to the use of their names, pictures, likenesses, in advertising, promotion and marketing materials throughout the world, including on the Internet, by RegisteredNursing.org, without additional compensation, notice, review, or approval. Nothing contained in these Official Rules obligates RegisteredNursing.org to make use of any of the rights granted herein and winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.
GOVERNING LAW/DISPUTES: This Contest, these Official Rules, and any dispute related thereto (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) are governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Any legal action, suit, proceeding or dispute in connection with this Contest (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be brought and resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts of Los Angeles County in the State of California and each entrant accepts and submits to the personal jurisdiction of these courts with respect to any legal actions, suits, proceedings, or disputes arising out of or related to this Sweepstakes. If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the entrant and any Released Party, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, the prize awarded, or the determination of the winner must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will an entrant be permitted or entitled to obtain an award for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-pocket expenses (if any), not to exceed ten dollars ($10), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of a participant, the participant will be declared to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address provided to RegisteredNursing.org at the time of initial participation (i.e., registration for the Contest), but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria, otherwise the entry may be disqualified and any potential prize won will be forfeited in RegisteredNursing.org’s sole discretion. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Potential winner may be required to provide RegisteredNursing.org with proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the applicable e-mail address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to RegisteredNursing.org’s satisfaction, the entry and individual or individuals may be deemed ineligible in RegisteredNursing.org sole discretion.
Attn: RN to BSN/MSN Challenge
2647 Gateway Rd., Ste. 105-409
Carlsbad, CA 92009