Magazine article American Nurse Today

Scholarship Recipients Pursue Their Dreams

Magazine article American Nurse Today

Scholarship Recipients Pursue Their Dreams

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Through the gifts of generous donors, the American Nurses Foundation has supported more than 40 nurses' educational aspirations since 2014. The lead gift was made by the global healthcare company, Fresenius Kabi, in partnership with the Foundation and The American Nurse: Photographs and Interviews by Carolyn Jones.

"Fresenius Kabi's commitment to the compassion and expertise of nurses throughout the United States is seen, in part, through their support of The American Nurse project scholarships given by the American Nurses Foundation. We are fortunate to have them as a partner and for their leadership in lifesaving medicines and technologies," said Tim Porter-O'Grady DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN, chair of the American Nurses Foundation.

Several recent scholarship recipients share how they will put their education to work helping patients and advancing nursing practice.

"I am pursing my doctorate of nursing practice degree with a specialization as an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AG-ACNP) because I want to have a larger impact on the direction of care and potential outcomes for my patients. As a new graduate AG-ACNP, I would like to work within the adult palliative care setting, which would give me the opportunity to impact coordination of acute care and directly support patient autonomy. …

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