Stacy Layne, aRegistered Nursing student from Salem,has been awarded the Bowser-Petersen Nursing Scholarship by the Ozarka CollegeFoundation. Layne works as a Licensed Practical Nurse at North ArkansasHomecare and will graduate from the RN program at Ozarka Collegein December.
Thisis the first Bowser-Petersen Nursing Scholarship awarded since it wasestablished in the summer. It is offered by Drs. Robert E. and Cheryl BowserPetersen of Horseshoe Bend. It is available to LPN’s currentlyenrolled in the Ozarka College RN program and is given in gratitude for theexceptional care given to Joseph T. Bowser whose last days were blessed by hishospice nurses.
Inaddition to the regular Ozarka scholarship application, applicants for thisscholarship are required to complete either a one page essay or a shortrecorded message describing what they know about hospice nursing and why theythink they would be good at hospice work. Overall GPA and citizenship will alsobe considered in awarding this scholarship.
Inher essay, Layne wrote that it was a visit to the Hospice House in MountainHome over a year ago to visit a family friend that made her aware of the true compassion involved with working in hospice. She said she loves working as aLPN and as she finishes her RN courses, she’s excited to see what thefuture holds for her. She wrote that she has the compassion, heart and talentnecessary to become a great hospice nurse.
TheOzarka Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization and all donations are taxdeductible on itemized tax forms. For more information about givingopportunities at OzarkaCollege, please contactHannah McWilliams, Development and Alumni Relations Officer, at 870-368-2060 orby email at firstname.lastname@example.org.