MOUNT VERNON — The Future Nurses Club Banquet on April 1 honored the 2013 group of young women who joined to learn more about a career in nursing through education and fun activities. The theme of this year’s event was, “Nursing: A Leading Force for Change.”
Each year several scholarships are awarded to assist with the tuition of KCH’s future nurses. The Knox Community Hospital Future Nurses Club Nursing Scholarships were awarded to Shelbi Brokaw (attending Ashland University) and Hadleigh Rundell (attending Mount Union University), each receiving $1,000. This year’s $2,000 scholarship went to Ericka Woods, who will be attending Bowling Green University. The Future Nurses Club Chairman, Adonyah Whipple, BSN, RN, CHPN, shared how much the advisors enjoyed this year’s group of future nurses and looks forward to another year.
There are currently eight area high schools represented — Centerburg, East Knox, Danville, Fredericktown, Knox County Career Center, Loudonville, Mount Vernon and Utica, but the club is open to any high school student interested in learning more about nursing.
The Future Nurses Club Scholarship was created by the Future Nurses Club of Knox County and a family donation is managed through The Foundation for Knox Community Hospital. These funds are designated to encourage and assist qualified individuals to pursue a nursing career. This scholarship can only be applied toward tuition and fees and will be paid directly to the nursing program. The minimum scholarship amount is $500.