Bronson Nurses Awarded 2018 Nursing Scholarships

Published on January 26, 2018

Bronson Nurses Awarded 2018 Nursing Scholarships

Photo of eight Bronson nurses who recently received scholarships from the Bronson Health Foundation to fund their advanced nursing degrees.Congratulations to the 2018 Bronson Nursing Scholarship recipients! Out of 40 applicants across the Bronson system, eight registered nurses (RNs) were selected to receive awards on behalf of the Bronson Health Foundation. These scholarships will help cover the costs of continuing their advanced nursing degrees. “I am incredibly proud of these eight outstanding nurses, as well as all those who applied,” says Denise Neely, MBA, BSN, vice president and system chief nursing executive. “Their commitment to furthering their education and finding ways to improve not only patient care but the profession of nursing is another great example of how our nurses are raising the bar to deliver exceptional healthcare experiences to every patient, every time.”

The scholarships are made possible through the Margaret H. Varney Scholarship Endowment. Varney was a graduate of the Bronson School of Nursing and employee of Bronson Methodist Hospital. Thank you to the Bronson employees who supported this scholarship fund through this year’s Little Help Big Difference campaign. Anyone who wishes to contribute to this fund is encouraged to visit and click on employee giving.

2018 winners include:

BSN Award Recipients:

  • Sari Deters, RN
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
    Mother Baby Unit
  • Mikaela Gordon, RN
    Bronson Battle Creek
    Bed Utilization
  • Susan Rudolph, RN
    Bronson Battle Creek
    Neurovascular Unit
  • Kirsten Scott, RN
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
    Trauma & Emergency
  • Melissa Snyder, RN
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
    General Medical Unit

MSN Award Recipients:

  • Kari Blair, BSN, RNC-NIC
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Shannon McBride, BSN, RN
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
    Education Services
  • Sarah Bilkey, BSN, RN
    Bronson at Home
    Home Health

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