At the American Nephrology Nurses Association National Symposium in Las Vegas, Fresenius Medical Care North America and ANNA announced five recipients of educational scholarships.
The five scholarship recipients were selected out of 32 applicants and will receive $4,000 ahead of the fall 2018 academic year. The scholarships were made possible through a $20,000 grant from Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) provided to ANNA for the education of its members.
“As a leader in renal care, we are committed to recognizing the passion and dedication of nephrology nurses across the country,” Ron Rodgers, executive vice president of FMCNA and president of Fresenius Kidney Care, said in a press release from the company. “Congratulations to the scholarship recipients and thank you for the incredible work you do for people living with kidney disease.”
Recipients were selected by ANNA based on their academic records, letters of recommendation and essays from each applicant describing career and educational goals. The winners included:
Hirsch, RN, CDN
, a clinic manager at Fresenius Kidney Care in Garden City, Kansas, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Fort Hays State University;
, BSN, CDN, RN
, a charge nurse at Fresenius Kidney Care in Schaumburg, Illinois, who is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing;
Stacey Meier, BS, RN
, a nurse and team leader at Fresenius Kidney Care in Kingman, Arizona, who is pursuing a master’s in education;
Amber Paulus, BSN, RN, CPHQ, an ESRD data analyst at Quality Insights, who is a second-year PhD student at Virginia Commonwealth University; and
, RN, CDN
, a hemodialysis nurse at Rice Memorial Hospital in Wilmar, Minnesota.