Published on May 05, 2017

Genesis Awards Nursing Scholarships

The Genesis Health Services Foundation has awarded $112,000 in nursing scholarships.

Three college nursing students from the Quad Cities received $10,000 scholarships and 17 Genesis nurses have received degree completion scholarships of $2,500 or $4,000.

Nursing students receiving the $10,000 scholarships toward BSN degrees are Maddie Jordan, Davenport, St. Ambrose University; Madeline Darland, Davenport, University of Iowa; and, Katelynn Meyer, Bettendorf, Trinity College of Nursing.

Genesis employees receiving scholarships toward completion of their BSN degrees are Teresa Bales, infusion center, GMC, Davenport; Alicia Burken, cardiac stepdown unit, GMC, Davenport; Erzsebet Ciriac, behavioral health, GMC, Davenport; Angela Guhin, surgical administration, Genesis Health System; Kristine Helmich, emergency department, GMC, Davenport; Kimberly Logsdon, emergency department, GMC, Davenport; Michelle Martin, neonatal intensive care unit, GMC, Davenport; Staci Nielsen, pediatrics/adult surgical, GMC, Davenport; Danielle Shima, surgical specialty, GMC, Davenport; and, Kimberly Seitz, emergency department, GMC, Davenport.

Genesis nurses receiving scholarships toward MSN completion are Amy Anderson, hospice, VNA Hospice; Jennifer Brooks, MedTele/Cath Lab, GMC, Silvis; Moya Cullen-Jackson, surgical, GMC, Silvis; Ellen Davis, hospice, VNA Hospice; Jessica Lienen, BirthCenter, GMC, Davenport; Joel Moore, cancer center, GMC, Davenport; and, Sherri Ulfig, administration, GMC, Silvis.

Genesis staff receiving the Gaye J. Reiser Scholarship toward RN completion are Ashley Donnelly, unit assistant, intensive care unit, GMC, Davenport; Rachel Garrow, CNA, cardiac intensive care, GMC, Davenport; Bryce Griffin, unit assistant, intensive care/cardiac critical care, GMC, Davenport; Paula Hogue, unit assistant, rehabilitation, GMC, Davenport; Jacob Lancaster, unit assistant, cardiac intensive care, GMC, Davenport; Jessica Richards, LPN, rehabilitation, GMC, Davenport; and, Melissa Stephens, LPN, rehabilitation, GMC, Davenport.

“We’re very proud of all of our nurses who are continuing their educations for the benefit of the patients we serve,’’ said Jackie Anhalt, MS, MSN, RN-BC, chief  nursing executive, Genesis Health System.  “Studies have determined that patient care is safer and the outcomes are improved when nurses have the critical thinking skills gained from their continuing nursing education.’’

Genesis nursing scholarships are supported by the annual Genesis Foundation Pro-Am Challenge, as well as generous donations from employees, community members and local organizations.
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