Loyola University New Orleans’ School of Nursing Announces Online Graduate Scholarship Winners

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Loyola University New Orleans’ School of Nursing announced the selected winners of five scholarships of $4,500. The students entered the school’s top-ranked online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program when classes began on August 20, 2012.

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An important characteristic of nurses taking on leadership roles is the passion to influence positive environments for patients and those working directly with them. That quality was evident in all the [scholarship].

Loyola University New Orleans’ School of Nursing announced the selected winners of five scholarships of $4,500. The students entered the school’s top-ranked online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program when classes began on August 20, 2012.

The awarded scholarships are the second installment in a series celebrating Loyola’s centennial and its 33-year history of providing world-class higher education to America’s nurses in a healthcare marketplace struggling with increasing patient demand and a significant shortage of nurse leaders. Candidates applying for the scholarship were asked to submit a written essay explaining what nursing meant to them, and how an MSN with a specialization in Health Care Systems Management would benefit or help further their career goals. After review by the School of Nursing’s program director and faculty, the following five candidates were selected to receive $4,500 individual scholarships to begin their online studies:

Fall 2012 Scholarship Recipients:

1.    Heather Dopps, RN, UCLA Health Systems
2.    Angela Gauthier, RN Clinical Supervisor, Ochsner Medical Center
3.    Alex Khavash, ICU RN, Maimonides Medical Center
4.    Lisa Lorenzo, Nurse Educator/Rep, Astra Zeneca
5.    Claire Mortimer, Cardiac RN-BC, INOVA Fairfax Hospital IHVI

“One of the themes I was pleased to notice in this group of submissions was the motivation each individual had to impact their greater communities and find new, innovative ways to contribute to the development of the healthcare system,” says Jane Savage, associate professor of nursing at Loyola and coordinator of the online Master of Science in Nursing program and Healthcare Systems Management specialization. “An important characteristic of nurses taking on leadership roles is the passion to influence positive environments for patients and those working directly with them. That quality was evident in all the submissions which made selecting just five candidates extremely challenging."

Loyola’s School of Nursing Announces Online Scholarship Winners

Registered nurses who are ready to explore the advanced career options made possible with a nursing master’s degree can apply for the next round of scholarships to attend Loyola’s highly honored, online MSN program by visiting http://scholarship.loyolaneworleansonline.com/msn. Essays are now being accepted for candidates interested in beginning classes Jan. 7, 2013 with an application deadline of Nov. 30, 2012. All submissions will be reviewed by faculty and winners will be announced by Dec. 15, 2012.

For more information, or to request a scheduled interview, please call toll-free (866) 789-9809 or visit http://scholarship.loyolaneworleansonline.com/msn.

About Loyola University New Orleans

Chartered in 1912, Loyola University New Orleans is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and one of the largest Jesuit institutions in the South. The 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Top Online Education Programs guide singled out the Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing as one of the best online nursing graduate programs in the country. Loyola was one of only five nursing schools in the country and the only Jesuit institution to receive the honor roll designation from U.S. News & World Report. The publication has also ranked Loyola among the top 10 regional universities in the South for the last 22 consecutive years. The fully NLNAC accredited online Master of Science in Nursing program currently serves students throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Loyola University New Orleans is a not-for-profit, Catholic Jesuit institution welcoming students of all faiths.

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