ANF Awards Scholarships to Alabama Nursing Students

The Alabama Nursing Foundation (ANF) awarded seven scholarships at FACES ’18 on April 17, 2018 at Eastmont Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

Academic scholarships were available to any Alabama resident enrolled in education leading to a nursing degree. This year’s awardees hailed from all over the state and included both nursing students and nurses who returned to school to further their education.

Congratulations Academic Scholarship Awardees

Courtney Morgan Cox, Auburn University
My goals are to complete the dual MSN program as a Nurse Educator and Nurse Practitioner and work in a rural community as a FNP and finally complete a PhD program in nursing to be a tenured-tract university professor and concurrently working as a nurse practitioner.

Emma Nichols, University of South Alabama
My goals are to pass NCLEX on the first try and work for a few years to determine which area of nursing to specialize in for becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

Emily Markwell, University of Alabama in Birmingham
My goals are to graduate from the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and become involved with the local nurse practitioner association.  And in long run help establish a follow-up clinic for the Huntsville Hospital NICU as the closest follow up clinic is 90 minutes away.

Jeffery Wade Forehand, University of Alabama
My goals are multiple – the continued pursuit of lifelong learning, continued leader and supporter of District 5, and use of mobile learning (M-learning) in nursing.  The long term goal is to provide Alabama and the Southeast with highly educated nurse leaders.

Tracie Collins Hughey, Auburn University
My goals are to remain with Air Methods as a master prepared nurse educator and to become certified CAMTS Certification for North Flight Air Medical in Tuscaloosa.  In addition become a Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) and certified in critical care (CCRN) and work as adjunct faculty in local colleges and universities.

Tyler Sturdivant, University of Alabama in Huntsville  
My goals are to complete the DNP degree and continue to grow membership in the Alabama Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.  The long term goal is to growth in faculty role and obtain a leadership position at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing.

Rachel Duncan Wells, University of Alabama in Birmingham
My goals include to successfully defend my dissertation, publish 3-disseration related manuscripts, graduate in the summer 2019 with a 4.0 GPA.  And after graduation I hope to obtain a post-doctoral fellowship to expand my knowledge of adaptive intervention design and methodology while developing adaptive palliative care intervention for advanced heart failure patients.

Frederic Jay Prosser, University of North Alabama  
My goals include maximizing my leadership potential as a clinical coordinator in the Intensive Care Unit.  My goal is to educate, train and mentor the next generation of nurses.  I will focus on unit based education.  In addition I want to be a fierce advocate for the profession of nursing.

Holly J. Fowler, University of North Alabama   
My goal after graduation with a 4.0 GPA is to become a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE).  This will be followed by obtaining a PhD in Nursing and ultimately teaching in an academic institution.  Leaders and educators have complementary roles and by being a positive role model for peer and the community at large will contribute to expand the discipline.

Samantha Fetner Baggett, Auburn University
My goals since being accepted into the first cohort of Auburn DNP program in the summer of 2018 is to continue to practice as a nurse practitioner in rural Alabama.  I dream one day to be part of the Auburn faculty to give back to the future of nursing like so many faculty and staff have done for me.

Scholarships and Grants

In addition to these scholarships, up to four different grants will be awarded each year on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The grants must address a current Alabama health issue and priority will be given for projects that support the ASNA Strategic Plan and/or resolutions adopted by the ASNA House of Delegates. The amount is $500 per grant. Learn more about ANF and funding opportunities.

Through its functions, ANF not only offers scholarships and grants, but also addresses the critical issues facing the nursing profession in Alabama today. These functions are exclusively charitable, educational, scientific and literary and are intended to increase the visibility of nursing in the state. The primary mission of the Alabama Nurses Foundation is to increase public knowledge and understanding of nursing and the nursing profession.

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