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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 available through the American Nurses Association’s state nursing organizations and select other national nursing organizations. See a list of past recipients here. You can join us in supporting nurses across the country by donating directly or purchasing the documentary The American Nurse: Healing America.



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



Emily Mushumi
Des Moines Area Community College
Iowa Nurses Foundation


Terri DeClerck
Walden University
Iowa 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



Jennifer Lewis
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
North Carolina


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
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



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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