NNPS 2014 Scholarship recipient photo at annual golf event, Jan Lanier, (middle) chair of the NNPS scholarship committee; Jessica Marshall (left) Nina Adair (right)

Jessica Marshall—$5,000.00 Scholarship

Jessica’s passion for nursing stemmed from a volunteer experience with Angel’s Ministry in which she witnessed first hand the poor health conditions that plague homeless families. Her desire to make a difference in the lives of these individuals propelled her into the nursing profession. She will earn her BSN in December 2015 from Chamberlain College of Nursing and plans to eventually become a nurse practitioner with a focus on family practice and community health. A colleague noted that Jessica has overcome many obstacles during her educational journey; including caring for her younger brother and helping him graduate from high school. Along the way she also became a new mother herself. Jessica maintains a 4.0 GPA.

Nina Adair—$5,000.00 Scholarship

Nina began her career in health care as a nurse’s aide at the age of 17. She started working toward her nursing degree at the age of 22 and finished the practical nurse program in 2011. While working as a home health Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), she continued her education earning an Associate Degree in Nursing in May 2014. She will begin her pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at Mt. Carmel College of Nursing this fall. People who know Nina remark on her dependability, compassion, and clinical skills. Her clinical instructor wrote in her letter of recommendation, “She possesses superlative critical thinking abilities. She is also very caring, gentle, compassionate, conscientious and professional at all times.” Nina has maintained a 4.0 GPA while working full time and caring for elderly family members.

Cayla Goodman—$1,000.00 Scholarship

Cayla is attending Ohio University, Zanesville campus in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She plans to become a pediatric nurse who supports children when they need it the most. She believes that as a nurse she will be able to improve her patients’ health in many ways without necessarily dwelling on their illness. Her professors characterize her as responsible and mature with excellent time management skills. In addition to attending school and working full-time, she also performs community service by volunteering at a local nursing home. Cayla maintains a 3.5 GPA.

Kayla Morgan—$1,000 Scholarship

Kayla has been accepted into the fall 2014 BSN program at Ohio University Zanesville. Upon completion of her degree she plans to work as a pediatric nurse caring for children with cancer. Eventually, she plans to earn a graduate degree in nursing to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Those recommending Kayla for the scholarship cite her leadership and organizational abilities along with her compassionate understanding. “She will be a great asset to the nursing profession.” Kayla maintains a 3.4 GPA.