2011 Scholarship Winners
The goals of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level. What better way to inspire future nurses then to honor nursing students for academic and community achievement.
In partnering with local nursing programs including Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State University, Goodwin College, Saint Joseph College, University of Hartford, the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing provides ten $500 scholarships – one scholarship to a deserving student at each School of Nursing. The respective Schools of Nursing select the scholarship nominee based on demonstrated financial need and qualities that suggest the student may be a future Nightingale nominee.
VNA HealthCare Inc. awarded ten scholarships to area nursing students as part of its Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing gala. The winners were Jacqueline Bly and Joanna Ryan, Saint Joseph College; Steve Korb and Sabrina Rogers, Central Connecticut State University; Rebecca Jones and Monica Lord, Capital Community College; Susan Oliveira and Chiquana Allman, University of Hartford and Violet Kaman and Anna Zajaczkowski, Goodwin College.
They accepted their scholarships from Ellen Rothberg, President and CEO of VNA HealthCare at a breakfast held March 31. VNA HealthCare awarded $500 each to the deserving students who were nominated by their schools to encourage and support careers in nursing. VNA HealthCare has awarded over $48,500 in scholarships since the Nightingale program began in 2003.