Education creates breakthroughs.
The DRH Health Foundation is building a Nursing Education Endowment Fund to expand our ability to fund conference-based continuing education for our nurses. The cost of sending one nurse to one national clinical conference is approximately $2,000, including fees, travel and coverage. Leading-edge continuing education integrated into the job will also improve DRH's competitive position in attracting and retaining top nursing talent.
"In a hospital where each nurse is not only a caretaker but a mentor, providing opportunities to learn about the latest procedures, technologies, and treatments are critical to the success of patient care at Duncan Regional Hospital." states Marty Askins, Foundation Scholarship Committee Chairman.
"Developing Nurses for the Present and Future at Duncan Regional Hospital"
Quality healthcare begins with good nursing. Today's nurses must be prepared to keep up with innovative and evidence based practices in order to provide the best quality of care possible. Furthermore, a nationwide shortage in registered nurses and advanced degree teaching nurses has placed a great strain on the field. Duncan Regional Hospital strives to meet the demands of today while preparing for tomorrow, and recognizes that access to educational opportunities is critical for nurses.
The Endowment provides financial support for continuing education for professional nurses including tuition for professional development and certification, and related expenses. The Endowment's long-term goal is to create a sustainable source for nursing educational and developmental priorities in order to raise the level of patient care provided at Duncan Regional Hospital.
"The generous contributions to the DRH Nursing Education Endowment Fund communicate to the nurses that people value what we do," said DRH Chief Nurse Officer, Cindy Rauh, RN, NE, MS.
This is a scholarship fund for RN's currently employed at Duncan Regional Hospital. The team member will complete an application to be submitted to the Foundation office. The Foundation scholarship committee along with key hospital personnel will review all the applications and announce the recipient(s) in September.
The requirements for this scholarship are:
· Must be a RN in good standing at Duncan Regional Hospital
· Must be employed at DRH for a minimum of 2 years
· If awarded a scholarship, must remain a team member in good standing for a minimum of one year after scholarship award
Applications are due August 31, 2011. To obtain your application, visit www.drhhealthfoundation.org, Scholarships.
Once complete you may save the application to your computer and then attach it and the other required attachments to an email. Please email to: email@example.com
You may mail the completed application with required attachments to:
DRH Health Foundation
PO Box 2000
Duncan, OK 73534
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