The 2020 RN Educational Assistance Application deadline has passed. Applications will be accepted again in June 2021.

For Atrium Health Teammates Enrolled or Accepted into Nursing School

The CNA to RN Scholarship is now the RN Educational Assistance Program.

The target audience for this program scholarship is Atrium Health teammates who are working towards becoming a Registered Nurse (RN).

New this year, non-CNA teammates who meet the criteria are eligible to apply.

The goal of this program is to (1) support internal advancement and improve financial well-being among teammates, particularly those living in opportunity areas within our communities, and (2) respond to organizational workforce needs.


  • Up to three years of up-front coverage of tuition and books for a nursing program leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • The annual scholarship amount will be up to $14,000 per student.
  • Participants who are full or part-time will be offered the flexibility to reduce worked hours in order to increase available time to meet academic requirements without a reduction in their current compensation and benefits
  • Upon RN licensure, continued employment at Atrium Health in an RN role for at least four consecutive years is expected. Participants will be eligible for a position in the New Graduate RN Residency Program, in one of the specialty tracks.    
  • Career Coaching and Mentoring will be available to program participants
  • Ten teammates will be selected.
  • Watch this video to learn more about 2018 CNA to RN Scholarship Program.

Who is Eligible to Apply:

  • Current full-time, part-time, or PRN Atrium Health teammates who have been employed continuously at Atrium Health for at least one year at time of scholarship application
  • Teammates who are enrolled or fully accepted (unconditional acceptance) into in an approved nursing program, leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • In good standing at Atrium Health, with no written disciplinary action within the last 12 months 
  • An overall score of Meets or Exceeds on most recent annual Performance Review
  • Teammates with a gross income of $45,000/year or less
  • Endorsed by current leader to participate. A teammate application and Leader Endorsement are required (available June/July 2020). Applications will include a field to insert the leader’s email address. An automated message will be sent to the leader to complete their endorsement. Applications will be considered complete once the application and leader endorsement are submitted
  • Teammates who live in any zip code may apply, however priority consideration will be given to applicants who have worked at Atrium Health for two or more years at time of scholarship application and are residents of opportunity area zip codes: 28205, 28206, 28208, 28212, 28216, and 28217


How to Apply:

The 2020 RN Educational Assistance Application deadline has passed. Applications will be accepted again in June 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) to Registered Nurse (RN) Scholarship Application be offered again?
The CNA to RN Scholarship is renamed the RN Educational Assistance Program. 

Applications will be available June 2021.

Who can apply?
See eligibility criteria within the “Who is Eligible to Apply” section

For more information, see all Career Development Center Frequently Asked Questions.