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Scholarship Winner Says Education Key to Greater Opportunities for Nurses

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Christina Peterson is grateful for the opportunities provided by an Iowa Nurses Foundation (INF) scholarship.

While the scholarship opened the door to greater success in her career, Peterson noted rapid changes in health care are giving nurses even more opportunities, including as:

  • Executives
  • Administrators
  • Nurse Practitioners


“The more educated nurses are, the more opportunities arise,” she added.


Scholarship provides motivation.

Peterson found the INF scholarship to be a strong motivator in the decision to complete her Master’s Degree.  “When you’re looking at graduate courses, it can cost 700 dollars to 1,000 dollars per credit hour, plus books.  The scholarship was a great help in offsetting those costs.”


Paying it forward.

Today Peterson gives back by serving on the INF board, where she uses her experience as a scholarship recipient to help others understand its importance.  “You can impact future nurses and help them continue their education.  They may be taking care of you or your parents someday.  It’s a contribution you can make to the future of your profession.”

Of course, the scholarship funds depends on your donations.  Peterson encourages her peers to give.  “Even a few dollars makes a difference.  When you can afford it, pay it forward.”


Nightingale Tribute

In memory of nursing colleagues that have passed away, the American Nurses Association and the Iowa Nurses Association have adopted this tribute to be used in memorial services. A white candle is lighted and a white rose is given to the family in memory of the life in service as a nurse. The Iowa Nurses Association will be working with the Iowa Funeral Director's Association to promote this special remembrance.

A donation to the Iowa Nurses Foundation is a wonderful way to remember a beloved nurse.

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Your gift to the Iowa Nurses Foundation can help enrich the lives of scores of Iowa residents by giving one individual the chance to become a nurse, to continue study or do research.

Money contributed to INF is used to provide loans and scholarships for students participating in all levels of registered nurse academic programs. INF also provides awards to support nursing research endeavors and attendance at continuing education programs.

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