Spring DEADLINE -April 30
Fall DEADLINE - November 7
SCHOLARSHIPS - PN STUDENTS
of member schools
In the Spring and Fall, PAPNA offers a $500 scholarship to students attending schools who hold member-
ship in the association. One applicant is chosen from each of the Western, Eastern and Central regions of the Commonwealth in each season totaling 6 scholarships a year.
PAST SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
"Sometimes in our lives, the most challenging of experiences are the ones that force us to stretch and grow the most." "I know that I will bring empathy, compassion, determination and impeccable work ethic to the practical nursing profession by providing quality patient care. Although grades are important, I believe that having heart is imperative to the nursing profession." "I believe that as a nurse, there are no "off" days. I am a nurse full time. Similar to a heartbeat, I cannot choose to stop my love for helping and caring for those around me."
Greater Altoona CTC
Administrator: Rebecca Kelly
"I 'm also bringing with me the belief that I'm working for the patients I have assigned to me. They deserve my time, my attention, and my compassion. I've seen loved ones who feel overlooked while sick in a hospital. While I understand that the demand on nurse can spread us thin, I would do my best to make sure each person I work with doe not feel forgotten or overlooked." "The demands of the job will not always let me do everything for everyone. i do realize this. I hope that in the process of doing my job I will let my patients know someone cares, they are not alone, and ease some of their fears. I will always remember that the people I am caring for are someone's father, mother, grandparent, sister, brother, or child. They are a person not just a job."
Jefferson County - Dubois Area Vocational Technical School
Administrator: Brenda Hodge
"By using my knowledge and critical thinking skills, I was able to advocate for my patient resulting in him receiving optimum care. As well as helping patients I am intent on helping my peers. In Febraury, 2018, I created a social media account called Student Nurse Support." ". . . I love helping fellow nursing students learn information that they have been struggling with, by introducing it in a different way. It also is an amazing way to connect with nurses, doctors and students from all over the world." ". . . I came to the realization I needed to take a leap of faith and go back to school to become the nurse I dreamt of. . ."
Lancaster County Career and Technolgy
Administrator: Josie A Campbell