SOURCE: Tafford Uniforms

March 27, 2007 09:01 ET

Tafford Uniforms Announces Nursing Scholarship Program

Nursing Uniform Manufacturer Addresses Nursing Shortage Through Funding for Nursing Education

NORTH WALES, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- Tafford Uniforms, a leading supplier of nursing scrubs, shoes, and medical accessories, today announced the Tafford Uniforms Nursing Scholarship, a program designed to support the education and training of nursing students.

The United States faces a serious nursing shortage as the population ages and the need for health care continues to grow. According to the American Hospital Association, U.S. hospitals currently need approximately 118,000 registered nurses to fill vacant positions. The latest projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that more than 1.2 million new and replacement nurses will be needed by 2014.

"As the majority of our customers, nurses are the most important people in the world to Tafford," said Gene S. Godick, President and CEO of Tafford Uniforms. "We are excited to be able to give back to a profession that helps deliver critical medical services to millions of Americans every day."

To qualify for a Tafford Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program towards an associates (or LPN, LVN), bachelors (BSN), or masters (MSN) degree in nursing. Applicants must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or better and write a short essay on their reasons for pursuing a career in nursing.

Tafford Uniforms will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships in June 2007 and expects to award scholarships twice per year on an ongoing basis. Applications can be submitted online at http://www.tafford.com/scholarship/scholarship.htm. The application deadline is May 15, 2007.

About Tafford Uniforms

Tafford Uniforms is a leading manufacturer and retailer of medical scrubs, accessories, and nurse shoes. For over 20 years, millions of customers have looked to the Tafford brand for the best in style, quality, customer service, and value. Look to us for a wide selection of the latest fashion trends and every day low prices on nursing uniforms, medical scrubs, nurse shoes, stethoscopes, and other medical accessories. Visit us on the web at www.tafford.com.

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