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**APPLICATIONS WERE DUE 11/1.  WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS.  WE WILL NOTIFY RECIPIENTS BY 12/1**

We are pleased and proud to be able to provide scholarships to attend Lactation Counselor Training to become a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). This course has a value of $675, and offers 45 RN Contact Hours, which would be free to scholarship recipients.

Scholarship Application:
All fields need to be completed to be considered for scholarship.

Applicants must be able to:

  • Attend all five days of the course and take the exam
  • Acquire the Pocket Guide for Lactation Management (ISBN-13:978-1449687786)
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to continue with this work in the future and be a breastfeeding advocate
  • Plan to utilize CLC skills to advocate for breastfeeding to peers and co-workers. This can be accomplished in many ways, for example a brief 5-10 minute presentation to co-workers about the benefits of breastfeeding using available resources they can share with all clients. As a part of this scholarship we will provide templates and/or tools which you can use to accomplish this.

Please note: priority will be given for those working with underserved populations.

Breastfeeding Advocates:

  • Promote breastfeeding as the ideal infant feeding choice and work diligently to support breastfeeding moms
  • Enhance breastfeeding friendly maternity practices in hospitals
  • Provide professional breastfeeding education, support and training in physician offices
  • Facilitate peer support and education among WIC (Women, Infants and Children) participants
  • Promote breastfeeding support in the workplace
  • Promote community acceptance of breastfeeding practices

It is the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

Contact Information:
Race/Ethnicity (check all that apply)
Person to Notify in Case of Emergency:
Availability:
Are you available the entire week of February 19 through 23, 2018 from 8am to 4:30pm?
Are you interested in taking the Lactation Counselor Certification exam on Friday?
Area of Employment:
Specialty
Office Specialty
Continuing Education Credit (This course provides 45 contact hours for nurses)
Future Plans:
Do you work with underserved populations (individuals, families or group who may be considered low-income, or have trouble accessing healthcare for various reasons)?
Employer Agreement
If no employer, please type "N/A"
If no employer, please type "N/A"
If no employer, please type "N/A"
If no employer, please type "N/A"
If no employer, please type "N/A"
I have shared information about this opportunity with my employer and she/he supports my participation to become a breastfeeding advocate within our organization.
Additional scholarship may be available to support travel, lodging, and/or meals during your participation in this five-day program. Please tell us whether your participation is contingent upon receiving additional support for these expenses:
NOTE: This will not affect acceptance to participate. It will only be considered in order to plan funding needs for additional support to participants.
IF YES, Please tell us whether your employer will agree to work with NE DHHS to contract to cover costs up-front and be reimbursed by the state. NOTE: pre-approval for this will be required to guarantee reimbursement to your employer.
Participant Agreement
By submitting this application, I understand that if I am accepted for this training, I will use these skills to further the support of breastfeeding in Nebraska, conduct one brief presentation to my co-workers or peers to promote a culture of breastfeeding support after training, and participate in quarterly online survey evaluations to help funders understand the need to continue providing scholarships to this training.
By signing my name above, I certify that I have read the above information and completed the application truthfully to the best of my knowledge.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2017

NO OTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.

Return the completed application by submitting the form above.  If you are unable to complete the electronic application, please contact Kelli Hansen at kelli@nebreastfeeding.org

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