Marybeth Monaghen/ARDS Foundation/NA/RHAMC Graduate Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship

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The Marybeth Monaghen/ARDS Foundation/NA/RHAMC Graduate Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship was created in 2008 to promote advanced education of nursing practitioners and leaders specializing in acute and/or critical care. One nurse pursuing a master's degree in nursing, an advanced practice/nurse practitioner program, or a post-masters program, with a focus in acute and/or critical care will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Funds awarded are to be used for tuition assistance.

ARDS Foundation, Nursing Assembly, and Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago are proud to announce the creation of the Marybeth Monaghen/ARDS Foundation/NA/RHAMC Graduate Advanced Practice Nursing Scholarship.

This nursing scholarship is named in honor of Marybeth Monaghen who passed away because of ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) in August 1998. She was a registered nurse, a daughter, a sister and a friend. This scholarship is to support the advanced educational pursuits of nursing practitioners that care for and treat patients with respiratory disease.

B. Qualifications of recipient(s): Recipient must:
1. Be a Registered Nurse.
2. Have a baccalaureate degree and enrolled in a graduate nursing program or advanced practice/nurse practitioner certificate program.
3. Be specializing in Acute and/or Critical Care.
4. Be a resident of Illinois and attending an Illinois college or university.
5. Express interest in the objectives of the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago (RHAMC), Nursing Assembly (NA) and/or ARDS Foundation.
Note: Anyone meeting the criteria, including NA committee chairpersons and officers, may apply.

C. Selection procedures: Scholarship applications will be reviewed by RHAMC staff for completeness and will be acknowledged as received. The applications will then be forwarded to the chairperson of the review committee to eliminate applicants who are ineligible. The remaining candidates will be reviewed and interviewed by a NA/RHAMC committee, which will make the final selection.

D. Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications is September 1, 2008.

E. Obligations: The recipient may be interviewed for publicity purposes after the scholarship is awarded.

Short-term obligations include remaining in contact with the NA throughout the school year and providing enrollment and transcript information upon request. Scholarship recipient will be asked to be a guest at a Nursing Assembly meeting and will be introduced to the Nursing Assembly membership.

Long-term obligations include providing RHAMC with information concerning the recipient's professional career after graduation.
Scholarship recipients are encouraged to join the Nursing Assembly in order to further their professional development and to help Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and/or ARDS Foundation achieve its goals.

For any questions, please contact:
Jeanine Solinski
Medical Education Coordinator
Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
1440 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
Telephone (312) 628-0235

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