The Mid-America Nursing & Allied-Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in Sept. 2019 by Mrs. Susan N. Omare, founder, president, and chief executive officer of Mid-America College of Health Sciences.
Located at 10000 West 75th Street, Suite 241, in Merriam, Kansas, Mid-America College of Health Sciences offers extensive healthcare training, with flexible class schedules. Program offerings include Dental Assistant, EKG Technician, Medical Assistant, Medication Aide, Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, and much more.
Though local government financial assistance is available to students who qualify, we’ve found that that assistance is not nearly enough for some. That’s why we’re soliciting donations from any business, organization, or individuals willing to help pave the way to success for an under-privileged student striving to become a frontline healthcare workers.
So donations will be used to:
1. Help current and incoming students meet their tuition obligations.
2. Acquire state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab equipments. The covid-19 pandemic has changed the face of education and highlighted the usefulness of remote instruction at academic institutions. With clinical sites shut down during the early part of the pandemic, clinicals at nursing communities was interupted. The nursing simulation lab being built at Mid-America College of Health Sciences will provide students with real-life sessions across the lifespan of patient care and fill in the gap for when a visit to clinical site is not possible.
According to Mrs. Omare, funding is not simply doled out on a first-come, first-served basis, but prospectove appliccations for funding must meet strict criteria.
To qualify for funding, a current or incoming student must not only demonstrate a need for it, but must also commitment to completing his or her program of choice. Completing a program also entails maintaining an excellent attendance record. So the individual isn’t just getting free money – they have to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to graduating.
We have a lot of people interested in our healthcare programs, but, for some, money has always been an issue. Some people can get funding from the Workforce Partnership, but sometimes that’s not enough. So it’s very important to have a foundation that’s able to step up and help
In 2020, we received our first donation – a $500 check, money that went to a student who did not have the complete tuition for our $825 Nurse Aide program. For that student, that small donation meant being able to finish the Nurse Aide program.
So we welcome donations from any individual or organization willing to make a difference in someone’s life. There are many individuals throughout the community wanting to go to school who just need a little help.
We invite you to consider making a generous donation to help individuals in need to get trained and get hired.
A gift of education is a gift of a lifetime.
To donate or inquire how you or your organization can help, call 913-708-8323 or email foundation@.edu.