AACN and Scrubin Uniforms Launch New Scholarship Program to Support Future Nurses and Nurse Faculty

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2022 – Scrubin Uniforms, a leading provider of medical apparel and scrubs, is partnering with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to launch a new scholarship for nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs. Administered by AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing, this new program will provide $2,500 scholarships to nursing students from AACN member schools with a formal affiliation agreement with Scrubin Uniforms.

“Removing financial barriers to nursing education is critical to sustaining a healthy and diverse nursing workforce,” said AACN President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Trautman. “We are grateful to our partners at Scrubin Uniforms for providing much needed support to nursing students pursuing careers in practice settings and in schools of nursing.”

Since 2020, AACN has partnered with Scrubin Uniforms to offer a turnkey solution for nursing schools looking to ensure that students and faculty can easily order discounted scrubs and uniforms that meet individual program needs. From scrubs, lab coats, and corporate apparel to outerwear and PPE, Scrubin Uniforms provides a wide selection of products and a simple, stress-free ordering process. Participating schools receive, at minimum, a 15% discount off the lowest advertised price for scrubs and uniforms. To date, more than 250 schools have partnered with Scrubin Uniforms and are highly satisfied with the results.

The Scrubin Uniforms/AACN Scholarship will award $2,500 scholarships to nursing students in undergraduate and graduate programs three times each year. Scholarship deadlines are September 1, December 1, and March 1. One scholarship each year will be dedicated to funding a student interested in serving in a faculty role after graduation. With a minimum of three scholarship awards each year, Scrubin Uniforms is using an innovative mechanism – a percentage of all sales from programs affiliated with the company – to fund scholarships through 2025. Additional scholarship awards may be made each year depending on the overall volume of sales.

“Giving back to the nursing profession and strengthening the nurse faculty population are vitally important to the leadership at Scrubin Uniforms,” said Matt PaneGasser, National Sales Manager. “We are delighted to launch this new program that is funded based on overall sales.  Simply put, the more schools we are able to serve through our collaboration with AACN, the higher number of scholarships we will be able to award each year.” 

The new scholarship program will open on National Nurses Day, May 6, 2022. Schools seeking more information about partnering with Scrubin Uniforms to give students access to the scholarship are encouraged to contact Matt PaneGasser at mattp@scrubin.com.

Partnering to Support Nursing Students and Faculty

AACN actively seeks opportunities to partner with corporate sponsors and other stakeholders to offer scholarship programs for nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs. The association currently administers scholarship programs in conjunction with CastleBranch, Liaison International, AfterCollege, Hurst Review Services, Uniform Advantage, and NurseThink. Those interested in establishing a scholarship program and/or partnering with AACN are encouraged to contact Foundation Director, Dr. Katie Fioravanti, at kfioravanti@aacnnursing.org.

For more details on programs available through the Foundation for Academic Nursing, visit the Foundation’s website.