Pullman Regional Hospital Staff Receive Healthcare Education Scholarships

Sep 3, 2015

Pullman Regional Hospital employees Danielle Bonner, Bonnie Brown, and Jacqueline Riley are the recent recipients of the Pullman Regional Hospital Staff Healthcare Education Scholarship.

The scholarship program, founded in 2008, was established by the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation. The scholarship provides $2,500 to Pullman Regional Hospital employees seeking to improve their skills and advance their education and healthcare career to benefit the patients of Pullman Regional Hospital. Awarded funds may be used for tuition, books and school expenses.

The Foundation grants scholarships twice a year, and individuals may receive the $2,500 scholarship once a year.

To be eligible for the Healthcare Education Scholarship, applicants must be accepted or enrolled in a program leading to a degree or certificate in nursing or allied health, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in required courses, be a current employee working at least 20 hours per week, and have worked at Pullman Regional Hospital for a minimum of one year.

Danielle, Bonnie, and Jacqueline each received a $2,500 scholarship for the 2015 Fall semester to support their professional development goals.

Danielle Bonner has worked as a clinical massage therapist at Pullman Regional Hospital’s Summit Therapy & Health Services since 2007. “My goal for the past five years has been to become a nurse,” wrote Danielle in her application. While working full time, Danielle has completed pre-nursing courses and was recently accepted into the Walla Walla Community College Nursing Program in Clarkston, WA.

Since 2011, Bonnie Brown has worked in the Pullman Regional Hospital BirthPlace as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She is currently enrolled in the Walla Walla Community College Nursing Program in Clarkston, WA.  In her scholarship application, Bonnie said working in the BirthPlace is what motivated her to pursue a career in nursing. “It is such a fun and exciting place to work, and I love that I have the ability to coach women through one of the most painful experiences of their life and have the opportunity to help them recover and adjust to the role of being a parent.”

Jacqueline Riley has worked at Pullman Regional Hospital since 2008 and currently works as a night shift charge nurse in the Emergency Department. While working fulltime, she is pursuing her Advanced Practice degree (APRN) and Family Nurse Practitioner license. A diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes for her four-year-old daughter was the catalyst for a career change for Jacqueline. “I knew that I wanted to learn how to care for her to the best of my ability, help others in the same situation, and give back to the Pullman Care Community.”

Applications for the Spring 2016 scholarship will be available through Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation in September of 2015.

Contact: Alison Weigley, Assistant Director of Development, External Relations & Marketing
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

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