Bronson Nurses Awarded Nursing Scholarships
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Published on December 18, 2018

Bronson Nurses Awarded Nursing Scholarships for 2019 School Year

2019 Nurse Scholarship Winners Standing in the hospital atrium

Congratulations to the 2019 Bronson Nursing Scholarship recipients! Out of 21 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.

“Going back to school and continually learning is just one way to ensure we grow professionally and increase our understanding and knowledge, not only of the nursing profession but of the challenges in today’s healthcare environment and challenges care givers will be facing," explains Denise Neely, MBA, BSN, vice president and system chief nursing officer. “It makes me proud that we have so many nurses who are dedicating the time and effort to furthering their education. It’s another great example of our nurses raising the bar on clinical excellence.”

BSN Award Recipients:

  • Kristen Kausrud, RN
    • Bronson Methodist Hospital, General Surgery Unit
  • Stacy Sharp, RN
    • Bronson Commons
  • Melissa Snyder, RN
    • Bronson Methodist Hospital, General Medical Unit
  • Leslie Thornton, RN
    • Bronson Methodist Hospital, Post-Acute Care Unit
  • Nicki Vaden, RN
    • Bronson Methodist Hospital, Medical Intensive Care Unit

MSN Award Recipients:

  • Alaina Cowles, BSN, RN
    • Bronson Methodist Hospital, Trauma/Burn/SICU
  • Katelyn Dietrich, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC
    • Bronson Commons
  • Rose Sinclair, BSN, RN, CEN
    • Bronson Battle Creek, Emergency Department

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. Anyone who wishes to contribute to this fund is encouraged to visit

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