Scholarship Contest Archive

Presenting Marisa with Her Scholarship

May 4th, 2007  |  Scholarship Contest

Scholarship winner Marisa just happens to attend Georgia State's Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing right down the road from us, so we were able to present her with her award in person today. That's Marisa in the middle with the check and Dr. Krista M. Meinersmann, the Associate Director of the undergraduate program, on the right. We had a fantastic time meeting Marisa, and Dr. ... More »

Congratulations, Marisa!

March 31st, 2007  |  Scholarship Contest

Marisa, a nursing student at Georgia State, is the winner of our first nursing scholarship contest. We wanted to send out a big congratulations from NJO and also reprint her entry again in full for all of you who missed it. We'd also like to congratulate Sarah and Student X, our second- and third-place winners! Why I Chose Nursing, by Marisa I chose to go into nursing for my daughter. When she was born, I was just a ... More »

It’s All Over but the Voting Now

March 19th, 2007  |  Scholarship Contest

The scholarship contest is over now, and the hard part of choosing a winner begins. The final week brought a flurry of entries. Some, like TC, Farrah, Susan, and Michael, posted their entries to their blogs. Others are included below. We received 21 entries in all, subject to a final count, and I just want to give a big thanks to everyone who took the time to enter. Winners will be announced ... More »

Only 7 Days Left!

March 12th, 2007  |  Scholarship Contest

That's right, it's less than a week until our scholarship contest is over. If you haven't sent in your entry yet, don't wait too long! The entries continue to roll in, and we've gotten two more since the last update. From Misty I believe God makes certain people to do certain things and I know he made me to be a nurse. I didn’t just choose to be a nurse, nursing chose me. It brings me great joy to ... More »

Only 11 Days Left!

March 8th, 2007  |  Scholarship Contest

There are only 11 days left in the NJO scholarship contest. If you're planning on entering, don't wait too long! I also wanted to share with you two more great essays that we've received. I Chose Nursing Twice I chose nursing twice. I chose nursing because it was sensible! It made sense to me to choose a profession that would always have a job for me. It made sense because I had been told I possessed a caring nature and that ... More »

More Essays on Choosing Nursing

February 28th, 2007  |  Scholarship Contest

The essays for our scholarship contest not only continue to roll in, but they also continue to reflect the wide diversity present in nursing. We're enjoying them so much, and I hope you are too. Be sure to read this latest round from smachado, Darci and Stella, whose essay Mother Jones was kind enough to post on her blog.

A Thirst and a Passion for Nursing

February 22nd, 2007  |  Scholarship Contest

The feelings and drive that Kimberly convey in this essay for the scholarship contest will ring true for many of you, I'm sure. Nursing is a dream long over due finally to manifest. My interest in Registered Nursing began when I decided to follow my mother and father's footsteps. Currently, my mother is an RN in Chicago and my step-father is a Nurse Anesthetist in Arkansas. In the mist of completing the prerequisites for the RN degree, ... More »

Why I Chose Nursing, by Sarah

February 20th, 2007  |  Scholarship Contest

We got a great entry for the scholarship contest this weekend from Sarah, an LPN working on becoming an RN. Here's a brief excerpt: I have always dreamed of being a nurse and now that I am, I realize even more that this is what I was born to do. I chose to work in the geriatric field because I feel a connection with the elderly and a need to protect the weak. I am in constant search of ... More »

Why I Chose Nursing, Labor Nurse Style

February 13th, 2007  |  Scholarship Contest

I imagine experiencing nurses at work led many of you to become a nurse yourself. I bet there aren't many of you, though, for whom the journey began with an out-loud declaration of "I'm going to be a nurse" as a five-year-old alone on a bicycle. That's just the way it began for Labor Nurse, though, and she recounts her decision to become a nurse in Why I Chose Nursing, Labor Nurse Style -- her entry for the ... More »

Two More Scholarship Entries

February 8th, 2007  |  Scholarship Contest

A big thanks to Kara and Student X for their entries in the scholarship contest. Be sure to read Why I Chose Nursing and "My Journey" or "Nursing: Whodathunkit?"!

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