Voorhees, NJ – Four Kennedy Health associates have been named recipients of the 2015 Kennedy Nursing Scholarship Awards. This new scholarship program – made possible through proceeds from the 2014 Kennedy Golf Outing – not only enables Kennedy nurses to advance their educational status, but also supports non-nursing Kennedy associates wishing to pursue a career in nursing.
“Each of the selected recipients has demonstrated their commitment to Kennedy Health’s mission and vision, along with a passion for their own professional development,” said Helene Burns, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Kennedy’s Chief Nurse Executive.
Recipients of the 2015 Kennedy Nursing Scholarship Awards are:
- Jason Seiberlich, PCT, of Palmyra, NJ, Patient Care Technician at Kennedy University Hospital in Cherry Hill. He received anEntry Level Scholarship, which awards up to $12,000 for Kennedy associates aspiring to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). This scholarship type was open to all associates, in both clinical and non-clinical roles. Seiberlich is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Holy Family University in Philadelphia.
- Heather Croce, RN, of Gibbstown, NJ, Kennedy DSRIP Care Coordinator based at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. She received an RN to BSN Scholarship, which awards up to $4,500 to current Kennedy RNs aspiring to earn a BSN degree. Croce is pursuing her BSN degree at Drexel University.
- Laura Manel, RN, of Williamstown, NJ, clinical nurse at the Kennedy Dialysis Center in Washington Township. She received an RN to BSN Scholarship, which awards up to $4,500 to current Kennedy RNs aspiring to earn a BSN degree. Manel is pursuing her BSN degree at Rowan University.
- June Guest, RN, of Wenonah, NJ, Patient Navigator at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township. She received the Leadership Scholarship, which awards up to $8,000 to current BSN and MSN-level nurses aspiring to earn Master of Science or Doctorate in Nursing degrees, respectively. Guest is pursuing an MSN, focusing on Public Health, through Grand Canyon University.
More than 30 Kennedy associates applied for Kennedy Nursing Scholarships. Recipients were chosen by a committee comprised of nursing leaders and clinical nursing staff.
About Kennedy Health: Kennedy is a health services delivery system serving the communities of southern New Jersey. Kennedy meets the community’s healthcare needs at its hospital campuses in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ, and at outpatient facilities throughout Camden and Gloucester counties. Kennedy University Hospital is the Principal teaching hospital of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM). Kennedy is also a member of the Penn Cancer Network and the Jefferson Neurosciences Network (JNN). For more information, visit www.kennedyhealth.org