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Jefferson Health - New Jersey Awards 4 Nursing Scholarships

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CONGRATULATIONS (October 30, 2020)--Four Jefferson Health - New Jersey Department of Nursing employees have been named recipients of Annual Nursing Scholarships at the Magnet®-designated healthcare organization. They were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson Health’s mission, vision, and values.

Each year, Jefferson Health - New Jersey offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level BSN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees aspiring to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree; the Gartzman Fund RN to BSN Scholarship; the RN to BSN Scholarship; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current BSN- and MSN-level nurses aspiring to earn a Master’s (MSN) or Doctorate in Nursing (DNP) degree.

2020 Scholarship Recipients:

· Entry-Level BSN Scholarship of $12,000: Bryanna Mesimer of Barnegat, NJ, Patient Care Technician (PCT) on a medical-surgical unit at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, who is obtaining her BSN through Thomas Edison State University.

· Gartzman Fund Scholarship of $4,500: John DiDomenico, RN, of Blackwood, NJ, Administrative Supervisor at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, who is obtaining his BSN through Grand Canyon University.

· RN to BSN Scholarship of $4,500: Allison Gibase, RN, of Hammonton, NJ, Clinical Nurse on the Medical Oncology Unit at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township, who is obtaining her BSN through Chamberlain University.

· Leadership Scholarship of $8,000: Connie Leming, BSN, RN, of Glendora, NJ, Clinical Nurse on a medical-surgical unit at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, who is obtaining her MSN through Wilmington University.

These Nursing Scholarships are supported by the Gartzman family, Jefferson associates, and other generous donors. The Gartzman Fund Scholarship is named in the memory of then-Kennedy physician Alan Gartzman, who was tragically killed while driving home from visiting a long-term care patient.

“Jefferson is committed to promoting lifelong learning and professional development,” said Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC. “We are thrilled to offer scholarships to our associates and are very grateful for our donors’ generosity, which makes these scholarships possible.”

To contribute to the Nursing Scholarship Fund, please call the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey at 856-566-5309 or email Joanne.Sabatini@jefferson.edu.

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