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The American Nurses Foundation provides scholarships nationally through the generosity of individual donors and the generosity of Fresenius Kabi and Carolyn Jones. Contributions to the American Nurse Scholarship Fund can be made through your ANA state nursing organization and select national nursing organizations. Join us in supporting nurses across the country by donating directly or by purchasing the documentary The American Nurse.

The 2016 American Nurse Project and Fresenius Kabi Scholarship Recipients

Julia Byrne
University of Colorado Denver
Colorado Nurses Foundation

Cory Jorgensen
Regis University Denver 
Colorado Nurses Foundation

Amy Wiley
University of Illinois Chicago
ANA-Illinois

Dan Moore
University of Northern Colorado
Colorado Nurses Foundation

Anna Caroline Edwards Burge
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 
Louisiana Nurses Foundation

Emily Mushumi
Des Moines Area Community College 
Iowa Nurses Foundation

Terri DeClerck
Walden University 
Iowa Nurses Foundation

Kasey Groehe
Grand Canyon University 
Colorado Nurses Foundation

Eleanor Callahan Hunt
Western Governors University 
North Carolina Foundation for Nursing, Inc.

Kathleen McFarlain
McNeese State University 
Louisiana Nurses Foundation

In addition, scholarship funds were provided to:

Gardner Foundation
Infusion Nurses Society
National Association of School Nurses
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

The 2015 American Nurse Project and Fresenius Kabi Scholarship Recipients

Jennifer Bauman 
The Ohio State University 
Ohio Nurses Association/Foundation 

Rolyn Clarke 
Georgia Southern University 
Georgia Nurses Foundation 

Karen de la Cruz 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
Utah Nurses Foundation 

Courtney Duggan 
University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora 
Colorado Nurses Foundation 

Constance Ger 
University of Illinois-Chicago, School of Nursing 
ANA-Illinois 

John Hewes 
Westminster College 
Utah Nurses Foundation 

Maytham Alshadood 
University of Colorado College of Nursing, Denver 
Colorado Nurses Foundation

Emily Musumhi 
Grandview University 
Iowa Nurses Association 

Patricia Defrene 
William Carey University 
Louisiana Nurses Foundation

 

Jennifer Lewis 
University of North Carolina, Greensboro 
North Carolina Foundation for Nursing, Inc. 

Rosalind Person 
Chamberlain College of Nursing 
Georgia Nurses Foundation 

Camilla Rose 
University of Utah 
Utah Nurses Foundation 

Christopher Rudski 
University of Toledo 
Ohio Nurses Association/Foundation 

Jennifer Weeks 
Albany State University 
Georgia Nurses Foundation 

Angela Kaplar York
University of Utah
Utah Nurses Foundation

Christina Peterson 
University of Iowa 
Iowa Nurses Association 

Gloria J. Phillips 
Chamberlain College of Nursing 
Louisiana Nurses Foundation

 

In addition, scholarship funds were provided to: 

Gardner Foundation 
Infusion Nurses Society 
National Association of School Nurses 
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses 
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Christine E. Cave, MSN, RN, CRRN

University of San Francisco

The 2014 American Nurse Project and Fresenius Kabi Scholarship Recipients

C. Tom Bush 
East Carolina University 
North Carolina Foundation for Nursing Inc. 

Karly Lotz 
Our Lady of Holy Cross College 
Louisiana Nurses Foundation 

Hannah Ngo 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 
Louisiana Nurses Foundation 

Larlene Dunsmuir 
Chatham University 
Oregon Nurses Foundation

 

Julia Conroe 
Robert Morris University 
Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 

Lindsey Morris 
Robert Morris University 
Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania

Amanda Olin 
The Pennsylvania State University 
Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 

Megan Haehnel 
Widener University 
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center 
Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 

Holly Novacek 
St. Margaret's School of Nursing 
Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania 

Scholarship Spotlight - Tom C. Bush

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

North Carolina Foundation for Nursing Inc.

“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world,” Nelson Mandela said. Education plays a key role in nurses’ ability to transform the nation’s health care as well. Through the American Nurses Foundation’s new scholarships, created from proceeds from the book “The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews” and the documentary “The American Nurse: Healing America,” both by Carolyn Jones, students who are committed to changing the world of health care are receiving financial aid.

In 2014, the Foundation, in conjunction with five state nursing associations, awarded nine scholarships. Tom C. Bush, a student in the doctorate of nursing program (DNP) at East Carolina University, was one of the first recipients.

Tom’s road to nursing began with his strong interest in the biological and social sciences and how humans respond to illness. “No other discipline offers the rewards and challenges available in the nursing profession,” he says.

The scholarship Tom received from the North Carolina Nurses Association/North Carolina Foundation for Nursing Inc. and the American Nurses Foundation will help alleviate the financial burden of tuition and allow him to focus on making a difference in the field of nursing. “I have long been active in my state nurses association and am committed to unrestricted access to APRN [advanced practice registered nurse] practice through regulatory autonomy of state boards,” he states. “As a DNP graduate, I will apply additional expertise in analytical methodologies, population health, quality assurance and leadership to drive policy for the full deployment of APRNs to help meet our nation’s health care needs.”

Tom’s passion is orthopedic nursing. He wants to arm nurses with knowledge of associated conditions and treatments so they are equipped to deliver the best care as the population ages and the need for musculoskeletal care increases. “Nurses are experts in health care delivery. As our discipline matures and more nurses assume leadership positions, our emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention will be instilled in the care delivery system,” he says. “I believe leadership at the intersection of nursing and medicine will help diffuse nursing innovation into health service organizations.”

Tom’s passion is orthopedic nursing. He wants to arm nurses with knowledge of associated conditions and treatments so they are equipped to deliver the best care as the population ages and the need for musculoskeletal care increases. “Nurses are experts in health care delivery. As our discipline matures and more nurses assume leadership positions, our emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention will be instilled in the care delivery system,” he says. “I believe leadership at the intersection of nursing and medicine will help diffuse nursing innovation into health service organizations.”

The American Nurse Scholarships were created in 2013 through the generosity of Fresenius Kabi USA, Carolyn Jones and DigiNext LLC, with proceeds from book The American Nurse: Photographs and Stories by Carolyn Jones and film The American Nurse: Healing America, by Carolyn Jones.

In 2013 proceeds from The American Nurse book were used in support five innovative teams of nurses at National Children’s Health System in Washington DC. A review panel that included nurses in leadership, education and staff nurse roles reviewed a total of 11 applications and five were chosen.

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