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Association of California Nurse Leaders Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

February 5, 2019 GMT

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2019--The Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) awarded more than $32,000 in scholarships today during “Leaders in Action!”, the organization’s 41 st annual conference held this week at the Pasadena Convention Center.

“Promoting lifelong learning is a core component of ACNL’s mission,” said CEO Kim Tomasi, MSN, RN. “We’re extremely proud of these scholarship recipients and are grateful for the generous support from our sponsors and membership community.”

Scholarships are funded through donations from Alpha Consulting Group Inc., Bare Root, Inc., Catalyst Systems, LLC and through the generous contributions from members to ACNL’s philanthropic program, Circles of Giving. In addition to providing scholarships, member donations to Circles of Giving generate critical funds to further ACNL’s work in fostering innovation, professional development, mentorship and research to advance nursing practice and improve patient care.

All told, ACNL has awarded more than $280,000 to the California nursing community over the past ten years. Nursing is the single largest health profession in California with more than 435,000 actively licensed registered nurses.

The scholarships awarded were:

Nurses Float Scholarship Created with surplus donations for the Nurses Float at the 2013 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. Joy Lanfranchi, BSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO Staff Nurse, Operating Room St. Jude Medical Center School: Vanguard University Degree: Master of Science in Nursing

Alpha Consulting Scholarship Awarded by Alpha Consulting Group, Inc. Zachary Krom, PhD(c), RN, CCRN Education Program Coordinator Cedars-Sinai Medical Center School: University of Connecticut Degree: PhD in Nursing

Barbara Brantley Memorial Scholarship Awarded by Catalyst Systems, LLC Michael Froeberg, BSN, RN, CEN Advanced Clinician, Emergency Department Sharp Memorial Hospital School: Point Loma Nazarene University Degree: MSN - Adult/Gerontology CNS

ACNL Academic/Research Scholarship Loralie Woods, MSN, RN-BC Manager of Professional Practice Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital School: University of San Diego Degree: PhD in Nursing

ACNL Leadership Scholarships Courtnay Caufield, DNP, MSN, RN, CENP, CNML, NE-BC, RN-BC, CPN Executive Director, Pediatric Service Line Cedars-Sinai Medical Center School: University of San Francisco Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice – Executive Leadership

Surani Hayre-Kwan, MSN, RN, FNP Director, Professional Practice and Nursing Excellence Sutter Health School: Samuel Merritt University Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Penny Morgan Overgaard, MSN, RN, CPN Director, Outpatient Pediatrics Cottage Children’s Medical Center School: University of Arizona Degree: PhD in Nursing

About Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL)

The Association of California Nurse Leaders is a nonprofit professional organization representing nurse leaders in hospitals, health systems, academia, research and business. For more than 41 years, ACNL has affected positive change for nursing and health care by developing nurse leaders, advancing the professional practice of nursing, influencing health policy and promoting quality health care and patient safety.

For more information about ACNL, please visit the organization’s web site.

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