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Contact: Jane Walsh, RDH, JD, Program Director of Dental Hygiene
A primary go-to source for the Nursing and Teaching scholarships? Your own state government. Many have implemented financial incentives in the form of scholarships for service or loan repayment and forgiveness programs. Nursing and teaching scholarships for service incent-ivize scholarship money with agreeable terms: you get X amount of dollars per year of study in return for X amount of years working within the state for a school or hospital that needs help desperately, usually in disadvantaged urban or rural areas. Many of these programs are excellent money sources if you are willing to meet the terms. Tip: Some of these programs also expand to attract minority candidates.
Grade of C or better is required in all DNTH courses
Nursing—especially entry-level RNs, as well as graduates studying toward a , Nurse Midwife, and degree are all heavily recruited with scholarships. Scholarships for service from the federal and state governments, including offices of rural healthcare are popular and competitive.
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The School of Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University has the option of awarding advanced placement for didactic and clinical experience taken at other institutions of higher education. Students accepted into the entry-level dental hygiene program with coursework from dental assisting, dental hygiene, or dental programs may apply for advanced placement within the program. The decision to award advanced placement is dependent on the length of time since the course was taken, grade received, course content, and whether the program is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation .
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Students will be notified in writing of the decision for advanced placement credit from the Admission Committee. One of the following recommendations will be made:
a. Award course credit.
b. Require course(s) be taken for pass/fail.
c. Require course(s) be taken for credit.