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Greater Mercer Area Healthcare Foundation Awards Scholarships

Helping New Jersey Seniors Access Care

Greater Mercer Area Healthcare Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to fixing the nursing shortage. We recognize the immediate need for Certified Nursing Assistants and aim to make getting nursing certifications as financially accessible as possible.

We are committed to:

  • Helping NJ nurses aides pay for their certification.
  • Offering financial assistance to those who need care at home or 1:1 care in a nursing facility.
Do you need a scholarship for your nursing certification? Do you need assistance in paying for home health care? Fill out an application on our website right away. If you have any questions about the application process, you can call 973-271-6637 to speak with someone from our organization.

3 things to know about the nursing shortage in New Jersey

The nursing shortage in New Jersey could lead to a lack of care in nursing homes, hospitals and homecare. That's why Greater Mercer Area Healthcare Foundation is focused on making it easy for people to get their CNA certification. Here are three things you should know about the nursing shortage in the state:

There is a projected demand for over 8,000 CNAs in the next decade

There are approximately 2,000 job postings for CNAs annually

Greater Mercer Area Healthcare Foundation is the only organization in the area actively working to fix this shortage